Fresh Tomato Pasta with Basil Pangrattato

This fresh tomato pasta with basil pangrattato uses a few simple ingredients to make something so delicious. The sauce comes together in the time it takes to cook the pasta, meaning you can have this meal on the table in under 15 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 505 kcal


  • 12 oz linguine (340g)
  • 6 large roma/plum tomatoes
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp  red wine vinegar
  • Small bunch fresh basil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup  fresh or dried breadcrumbs


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and then add a generous amount of salt.
  2. Add the linguine and cook until al dente. (around 1 minute less than the packet suggests)
  3. Whilst the pasta is cooking prepare the tomatoes and Pangrattato.
  4. Chop the tomatoes into bitesized chunks and remove the core.
  5. Add the tomatoes to a non-metalic bowl, crush in the garlic and then dressing wth the evoo and red wine vinegar. Add a good pinch of salt and sat aside so the salt can draw the liquid from the tomatoes.
  6. Melt the butter in a pan with the olive oil and once it is foaming add the breadcrumbs.
  7. Cook over a medium high heat until they are crisp and golden.
  8. Remove the breadcrumbs from the pan to prevent them burning and seasoning generously with salt and pepper.
  9. Finely chop half of the basil and stir it through the breadcrumbs.
  10. Reserve a cook of the pasta cooking water and then drain the pasta.
  11. Add the pasta back into the pan and carefully pour in the juice that has collected in the tomato bowl.
  12. Use 2 tbsp (or more) of the pasta water to ensure you get a good coating on the pasta.
  13. Add in the tomato mixture and remaining basil then stir to combine.
  14. Remove from the heat and serve immediately with the basil pangrattato.
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Tomato Pasta with Basil Pangrattato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Potassium 424mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 16.1%
Vitamin C 15.7%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.