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Fresh Stewed Tomatoes with Pasta

In this post I’m sharing how to make Fresh Stewed Tomatoes with Pasta.

Are you searching for a quick and easy recipe? Well, here you go my friend. This cooks up in just ten minutes. Seriously…it’ll take longer waiting for the water to boil to cook the pasta.

“A watched pot never boils”

This recipe is perfect for busy moms, and dads, during those busiest days of the years. It is the perfect summertime fresh meal and a great way to use up some of those vine ripe tomatoes.

I consider myself to be an amateur vegetable garden since it is only my second year. Last year didn’t go so well but I’m learning and this year is going a bit better. 

One of the tomato varieties that I chose to grow this year is the Roma. Roma tomatoes are great for canning and making sauces. By the way…if you’re looking to get into canning then tomatoes are a great start.

I had six tomatoes that I couldn’t really do anything else with except make something fresh and tasty along with some of the aromatic fresh basil I’ve also been growing this year.


Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil

Beautiful platter of pasta topped with vine ripened stewed tomatoes and fresh basil, the perfect summer recipe

What are stewed tomatoes? Stewed tomatoes are tomatoes that have been diced and heated. They can be seasoned however you prefer.

Do I have to use fresh tomatoes to make stewed tomatoes? Fresh local produce is always ideal but canned will work just fine when stewing tomatoes.

Are stewed tomatoes healthy? Yes! Fresh stewed tomatoes are low in calories and full of nutrients. 

Diced Tomatoes Basil Pasta

Yellow and white platter with an easy pasta meal with tomato and basil

Do I have to use spaghetti pasta with tomatoes? No, feel free to use whatever type of pasta you have on hand.

I have really enjoyed being able to make recipes this summer using what I’ve grown in the garden. It has given me a sense of accomplishment as well as the ambition to keep trying to improve my skills growing our food.

I must share this funny little story with y’all about this dish. See the platter with the food on it? Well…that was supposed to be BOTH of our supper. For some reason Mr. J came in from his work out, sat down with a fork, then gobbled it all up

I did manage to get ONE bite to test how delicious it was so I could share my own insight with y’all. 

Obviously, he thought it was delicious too! 

Fresh Stewed Tomato Pasta Recipe

Beautiful red stewed Roma tomatoes on a bed of pasta with fresh basil and olive oil

Besides the quick and easy aspect of this recipe, I love that it is completely versatile and can be changed up however you like. Season it however you like or add protein, such as died chicken. 

It’s such a great dish and the fresh basil adds a perfect touch along with a drizzle of olive oil to finish it off. You could even add some fresh grated Parmesan if you’d like.

What will I need for this recipe?

  • Fresh tomatoes from the garden (or used canned)
  • Salt and Cracked Black Pepper
  • Fresh Basil
  • Olive Oil
  • Cooked Spaghetti Pasta

You can find a printable recipe card below with all of the measurements and details.

Be sure to check out these recipes using tomatoes too: Southern Tomatoes and Rice, Southern Stewed Okra & Tomatoes, Scalloped Tomatoes, and Fried Green Tomatoes.

Busy Family Dinner Recipes

Let’s make Fresh Stewed Tomatoes with Pasta!

Yield: About 4 cups

Fresh Stewed Tomatoes with Pasta

Fresh summer tomatoes with basil and pasta. This easy recipe cooks up quick for busy family dinners.

Fresh stewed tomatoes with pasta and fresh basil, a 10 minute meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 6 Vine Ripened Roma Tomatoes
  • Salt & Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbs Fresh Basil, chopped and divided
  • 1 Clove of Minced Garlic (optional)
  • 1/2 tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 c Cooked Spaghetti Pasta


  1. Dice the tomatoes then add them to a small skillet over medium heat.
  2. Season with salt and cracked black pepper.
  3. Next, add half of the chopped basil leaves then stir to combine.
  4. Next, add the minced garlic (if using).
  5. Continue to cook while the pasta cooks about 10 minutes then remove from the heat.
  6. Spoon over cooked pasta and garnish with the remaining chopped basil.
  7. Drizzle olive oil over to finish then serve.


This recipe is easily customized to suit your particular taste. Add a protein, such as chicken or top with grated cheese.

Servings can be adjusted by how much pasta you choose to cook.

Leftover stewed tomatoes can be frozen for another meal.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g

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Friday 16th of August 2019

What a simple and delicious meal. We are getting buried in romas right now, so I'll have to give this a try!

Julia Jordan

Friday 16th of August 2019

I only planted one Roma tomato plant this year and it produced very well. I think I'll plant more next year. This dish was so fresh and least for the one bite I managed to get of it. HA!

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