Macaroni and Tomato Recipe


This simple and comforting macaroni and tomato recipe is perfect for a quick and delicious meal. It combines tender macaroni with a savory tomato sauce that’s both satisfying and easy to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups macaroni pasta
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)

Instructions

  1. Cook the Macaroni:
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the macaroni pasta and cook according to package instructions until al dente.
  • Drain the pasta and set aside.
  1. Prepare the Tomato Sauce:
  • In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and sauté until softened and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  1. Combine with Tomatoes:
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes with their juices into the skillet.
  • Stir in the dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to blend and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  1. Combine Sauce and Pasta:
  • Add the cooked macaroni to the tomato sauce in the skillet.
  • Stir well to coat the pasta evenly with the sauce.
  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
  1. Serve:
  • Remove from heat and taste for seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve the macaroni and tomato hot, optionally topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy your delicious macaroni and tomato dish as a satisfying main course or a hearty side!

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