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Summer Garden Tomato Sauce and Pasta. Fresh picked summer tomatoes, oregano and parsley cooked with onions and garlic and served with Angel Hair pasta.
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5 from 4 votes

Summer Garden Tomato Sauce with Pasta


  • Summer Garden Tomato Sauce with Pasta
  • yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Fresh picked garden cherry tomatoes oregano and parsley are responsible for the summery flavors of this light and delightful sauce. If you don't have the luxury of walking to your backyard to pick the tomatoes, buy the most flavorful ones you can find.
  • 1 pound Angel Hair pasta
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1 medium sweet onion finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions but add 1 tablespoon cooking oil to the water before adding the pasta. Drain and set aside. Reserve approximately 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  • In a large skillet, add two tablespoon cooking oil over medium high heat.
  • When the oil is heated, add onions and cook for 10 minutes or until soft.
  • Add garlic and cook for two additional minutes.
  • Stir in sugar, pepper flakes, and salt
  • Pour in tomatoes and stir.
  • Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally and mash some of the tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon as they soften.
  • Add cooked pasta to the skillet. Starting with 1/4 cup of the pasta water, add as much as you need to make the pasta and sauce smooth. Toss pasta and sauce with tongs until mixed.
  • Serve with additional grated Parmesan cheese.
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