Kid-friendly Tomato Sauce and Pasta Recipe

  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Ready In: 25 mins
  • Prep Time: 5-10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20-25 mins

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 232
  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Sodium: 897mg
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 4g


  1. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    4-5 cloves garlic, minced (not too small)
    ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
    25-28 oz. canned or jarred Italian tomatoes, preferably organic
    Dash of salt
    1 lb. of pasta
    1/3 cup fresh basil, Italian parsley, or a combo of the two, chopped
    Fresh Parmesan cheese, grated


    1. Sauté garlic and chili flakes in the extra virgin olive oil. DO NOT let the garlic get brown.
    2. Add tomatoes and a pinch of salt, simmer for 15 minutes.
    3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
    4. Add pasta and cook until al dente.
    5. Drain pasta (DO NOT rinse) and toss with sauce. Add parsley and basil and finish with Parmesan cheese.

Chef Domenica Catelli

Domenica is the national spokesperson for the Organic Trade Association’s national campaign, “Go Organic! for Earth Day.” She is a recurring judge on Iron Chef America, a guest on CBS News, “Oprah and Friends,” with Dr. Oz on XM radio, and has been featured in Vegetarian Times, Kiwi Magazine, and

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