Spaghetti with Tomato Pasta Sauce

  • Prep
    5 mins
  • Cook
    15 mins
  • Serves
  • Skill

This quintessential Italian pasta dish is always a favourite at the dinner table! It combines some of our favourite fresh Italian ingredients, including tomatoes, garlic and basil.


  • 400 g spaghetti
  • 50 g Bertolli with Butter + extra knob
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 600 g sweet, ripe cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • handful of basil leaves
  • salt and pepper


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil.
  2. Add the spaghetti and cook until “al dente.” Tip: use lightly salted water to cook pasta in.
  3. Meanwhile heat the Bertolli with Butter in a pan. Add garlic and stir fry on medium heat for a minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes and some salt and pepper, stirring slowly.
  5. Lower the heat and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes.
  6. Stir in the basil leaves.
  7. Drain the spaghetti and add to the sauce with a little of the pasta water and an extra knob of Bertolli with Butter.
  8. Mix together and serve.