Simple Classic Rigatoni Pasta in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Simple Classic Rigatoni Pasta in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Easy Creamy Rigatoni Recipe with Homemade Pasta Sauce

Prep time: 5 min — Cook time: 15 minutes — Total time: 20 minutes — Serving: 2 people



An easy and delicious pasta recipe for a flavor-packed rigatoni pasta with tomato and cream that takes under half an hour to make. This is quick and budget-friendly dinner at its best!



0.5 white/yellow

3 garlic cloves

1 tablespoon tomato purée

7.05 oz (200 g) chopped tomatoes, canned

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon chili flakes

2 teaspoons dried basil

1 teaspoon sugar

0.5 x vegetable bouillon cube

0.42 oz (1 dl) heavy cream

8.82 oz (250 g) rigatoni pasta

1.06 oz (30 g) parmesan cheese

1 handful fresh basil



  1. Chop onion and garlic into fine pieces with your favorite razor sharp KUMA kitchen knife.
  2. Bring a pot of generously salted water to a boil and cook pasta after packaging instructions.
  3. Heat up a pan with some grease in it.
  4. Add onions and garlic to sauté until soft, and then add tomato purée to get a quick fry.
  5. Add spices, sugar, chopped tomatoes, and then crumble in the bouillon cube.
  6. Mix it all well together and then add heavy cream. Now turn down the heat to low/medium and let it simmer. Stir from time to time so it doesn’t burn.
  7. When pasta is al dente, add 3-5 tablespoons of the pasta water into your pan of sauce. Mix well.
  8. Add pasta into the sauce as well as most of the parmesan and most of the fresh basil leaves (leave some garnish). Mix again and remove the pan from the heat to rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Serve in bowls and top with the remaining fresh basil leaves and parmesan cheese.

Easy pasta recipe with creamy tomato sauce

If you’re looking for a dinner that is as easy as it is affordable, this pasta with home-made tomato sauce hits the spot! It is a simple, flavorful and amazing tasting pasta with a great texture. It only requires a few ingredients and you can make it in just 20 minutes!


Best weeknight dinner recipe

We love an easy dinner recipe for a weeknight meal. There’s something brilliant about pastas that often hits the spot - they taste so good, can be very easy and cheap to make, and often don’t take much time. They can even work wonderfully as a special dinner when you have guests over. The best meals to cook (in our opinion) are ones that are easy but don’t compromise on quality and flavor just because they are simple and quick to make. These are the kinds of meals we love to share with all of you, and this classic rigatoni with its homemade tomato sauce is no exception!

Pasta dinner with homemade tomato sauce

This is a very simple pasta with a lovely, creamy tomato sauce. We top it off with freshly grated parmesan and some fresh basil leaves for garnish. Remember we also eat (or rather taste) with our eyes, so make sure it looks pretty when you serve it. With pastas that makes a huge difference. Our home-made pasta sauce is a very simple one made with chopped tomatoes, heavy cream, bouillon, and a few spices. Finally, we add a few tablespoons of the salty pasta water to make our sauce just perfect thanks to the salt and starch in the water.


Why do you add pasta water to the sauce?

The last step of making our homemade sauce is the same as with any pasta sauce. We always add a few tablespoons of the salted pasta water when the pasta is done cooking. The starchy pasta water will help your sauce not only get the best consistency and smoothness, but also help the sauce stick better to the pasta and help it combine with the fat and cheeses that may be in the dish.


A simple pasta is a good pasta

When the ingredients are nice and fresh, a simple pasta with tomato sauce does not have to be boring. In fact it’s quite the contrary thanks to its simplicity and mild, delicious flavors. It’s also a meal that is very child friendly. If you find it too mild, simply add a few more of the chili flakes to spice things up a bit. In addition to being tasty, quick, and easy, this pasta recipe is also so cheap to make. That’s really a lot of checked boxes in our opinion!


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Easy Creamy Rigatoni Recipe with Homemade Pasta Sauce

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