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Spaghetti with Fresh Herbal Tomato Sauce

30 minutes | Yield: 4 servings

This flavorful spaghetti dish features a vibrant tomato sauce bursting with the aromatic trio of oregano, thyme, and rosemary. Freshly cooked tomatoes add a touch of sweetness, balanced by the earthy notes of the herbs.


For the Spaghetti:
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • Salt
For the Tomato Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Soli Organic Oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Soli Organic Thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Soli Organic Rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Cook the Spaghetti: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package instructions, until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Make the Tomato Sauce: While the spaghetti cooks, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  3. Add the Tomatoes and Herbs: Pour in the crushed tomatoes and chopped fresh tomatoes (if using). Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Flavor with Herbs and Spices: Stir in the chopped oregano, thyme, rosemary, and red pepper flakes (if using). Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Simmer for another 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  5. Combine and Serve: Toss the cooked spaghetti with the tomato sauce in a large bowl. If desired, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
  • For a richer sauce, you can add a tablespoon of butter along with the garlic in step 2.
  • If the sauce seems too thick, you can thin it out with a little bit of pasta water.
  • Don’t have fresh tomatoes? No problem! You can substitute the chopped fresh tomatoes with an additional can of crushed tomatoes.
  • This recipe is easily adaptable to your taste. If you prefer a milder dish, reduce the amount of red pepper flakes.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.