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Video: Pasta Pomodoro

See how to make a simple, flavorful fresh tomato sauce for pasta.

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In this video, you’ll see how to make a rich, flavorful tomato sauce to serve over cooked pasta. Easy and light, this red sauce combines plum tomatoes with lots of garlic, chicken broth, red pepper flakes, basil, and a little balsamic vinegar. This is a terrific vegetarian option for busy weekdays—just substitute vegetable stock for the chicken broth. You can also add cooked chicken or shrimp to the sauce if you like. Watch the video, then get DEBNJAMES’s top-rated recipe for Pasta Pomodoro. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. See more Italian food videos >>

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Feb. 8, 2014 9:56 am
The tomato sauce for pasta pomodoro was incredible and the vinegar is a must really makes the sauce! Do not use a whole box of pasta, only half!!I Use Fresh tomatoes and fresh basil is essential. I cooked Hot Italian sausages on the grill to add to sauce makes it a hearty meal. Delish!
Feb. 4, 2014 4:20 pm
Made this for was very good!!! Thanks for sharing!!
Chef Martini 
Feb. 4, 2014 1:33 pm
NEVER add oil to the water...sauce will not stick to the pasta. Cardinal sin!
Jimmy L 
Oct. 26, 2013 12:22 pm
Add a little olive oil to boiling angel hair pasta, prevents clotting of very thin pasta while waiting for Pomodoro sauce to finish. I (for one) darken the garlic while frying which adds a slight bitterness to the sauce, Have also thrown a few anchovies into the cooking onions & garlic. The slight saltiness compliments the overall taste.
Sep. 27, 2013 4:40 am
Never cook garlic until brown! Yuck!
Aug. 28, 2013 4:17 am
A quick and easy meal to make in a hurry, and tasted lovely too thanks. Jimmy235
Jul. 19, 2013 7:53 am
I added uncooked shrimp and turned until done, then a minute before serving added a cup of cherry tomatoes. I love the "pop" in your mouth when you bite into them so be careful not to overcook them. Also use Whole wheat pasta. I like the balsamic vinegar, makes for a nice taste.
Jul. 16, 2013 4:34 am
first of all, by the time you cook the sauce the angel hair spaghetti is turning into glue, then you don't put chicken broth in pasta al pomodoro. pasta al pomodoro is made with tomato, garlic,basil and peperoncino if you like it hot. (olive oil, of course.) jenny,from florence,italy
Jul. 16, 2013 1:26 am
Do NOT cook the pasta BEFORE the sauce! Pasta must be cooked, dressed an served in rapid sequence. Pasta waits for no one! Daniela (from Italy)
Jul. 15, 2013 8:34 pm
YOu can also use a can of romano tomatoes and puree them, if you don't have fresh tomatoes on hand. Don't cook the garlic so long. I like to add some mushrooms.
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