Classic Spaghetti Recipe

This timeless recipe for classic spaghetti will delight your taste buds with its simple yet flavorful combination of ingredients. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a cozy family dinner.


  • 8 ounces (225g) spaghetti pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Cook the spaghetti pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion, and sauté until fragrant and the onion is translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes (with their juices) to the skillet, along with the dried oregano and basil. Stir to combine.
  4. Allow the sauce to simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet with the tomato sauce. Toss gently until the pasta is evenly coated with the sauce.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves if desired.
  7. Enjoy your classic spaghetti dish with a side of garlic bread or a simple green salad for a complete meal.

Buon appetito!

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