One Pot Red Pepper Tomato Basil Pasta

Easy, one-pot tangy tomato sauce that's packed with sweet red peppers, loads of fresh basil, and parmesan cheese. Dinner is ready in one hour!
Course Pasta
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Stacey Eckert



  • Sauté the diced shallots and red pepper in olive oil over medium heat until softened. 
  • Add the garlic, Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper. Let it cook for 2 minutes, or until the garlic is fragrant. Add the red wine, stir to combine and let it reduce. 
  • Add the whole can of crushed tomatoes, 1/2 cup of basil, reduce heat to medium-low, and let simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. 
  • Remove the pot from the heat and pour it into a dish, then set it aside. Put the pot back on the heat, turn it up to high, and add the noodles. Add 3 cups of cold water, salt the water, and let it cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. (You don't need to rinse the tomato sauce out, it will help to flavor the noodles even more.)
  • When the water is almost gone, add the sauce back into the pot. Add fresh basil and parmesan cheese and stir to combine.