Tagliatelle Pasta

This recipe is a perfect combination of fresh homemade pasta and a flavorful tomato sauce that will leave you wanting more.

Tagliatelle Pasta

Today, we are going to talk about a classic and delicious Italian dish - tagliatelle pasta. This recipe is a perfect combination of fresh homemade pasta and a flavorful tomato sauce that will leave you wanting more. Let's dive into the details and learn how to make this mouth-watering tagliatelle pasta dish.

What Is Tagliatelle Pasta?

  • Tagliatelle pasta is a type of pasta that is long, flat, and ribbon-shaped, similar to fettuccine. In this recipe, the tagliatelle pasta is combined with succulent tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, onion, and a variety of Indian spices to create a unique and flavorful dish. The pasta is cooked to perfection and then combined with a delicious tomato sauce, finished with a drizzle of olive oil and plenty of Parmesan cheese. This recipe offers a delightful blend of Italian pasta with Indian flavors, making it a truly special and delicious dish.

Why You'll Love Tagliatelle Pasta?

  • Delicious Texture: Tagliatelle pasta has a wider and flatter shape compared to other pasta varieties, giving it a more substantial and satisfying texture. It has a great ability to hold onto sauces, making each bite flavorful and enjoyable.
  • Versatile and Adaptable: This pasta can be paired with a variety of sauces and ingredients, allowing for endless possibilities and flavors. Whether it's a creamy Alfredo sauce or a light tomato-based sauce, tagliatelle pasta is the perfect canvas for a wide range of flavors.
  • Health Benefits: Tagliatelle pasta provides essential carbohydrates for energy and is a good source of fiber, which aids in digestion and helps you feel fuller for longer. Additionally, when paired with nutrient-rich sauces and vegetables, it can be a part of a balanced and healthy diet.
  • Satisfying and Filling: The texture of tagliatelle pasta, along with its ability to hold onto sauces, makes it a satisfying and filling meal option. It's a great choice for those looking for a comforting and satisfying pasta dish.
  • Easy to Cook: With simple cooking instructions, tagliatelle pasta can be easily prepared at home. Whether you follow the instructions on the packet or use the traditional boiling method, it's a convenient and quick meal option for any day of the week.
  • Family-Friendly: Tagliatelle pasta is a crowd-pleaser and a family-friendly option that can be enjoyed by all ages. Its wide and flat shape is appealing to both kids and adults, making it a go-to choice for family meals.

Ingredients for Tasty Tomato Tagliatelle Pasta

  • Tagliatelle: This long, flat pasta is the star of the dish, providing a smooth and delicate texture to the dish.
  • Tomatoes: Fresh, ripe tomatoes are used to make a flavorful tomato sauce, adding a tangy and sweet taste to the dish.
  • Olive Oil: The golden oil is used to sauté the garlic, onion, and vegetables, imparting a rich and savory flavor to the sauce.
  • Garlic: Finely chopped garlic adds a bold and aromatic flavor to the sauce, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.
  • Onion: The finely chopped onion adds a sweet and savory depth to the tomato sauce, creating a well-rounded flavor profile.
  • Mixed Capsicum (red and orange): The vibrant and colorful capsicum adds a sweet, crunchy texture and a hint of smokiness to the dish.

How To Make Tagliatelle Pasta?

  • Start by cooking the tagliatelle pasta in a pot of boiling water with salt until it is springy and chewy. Make sure to reserve some of the pasta water for later use.
  • In a separate pot, boil water and cook the tomatoes until the skin cracks. Remove the tomatoes, cool them in ice water, and then peel and deseed them before pureeing in a blender.
  • Next, heat olive oil in a pan and saute garlic, onion, grated carrot, and chopped capsicums until tender. Add the tomato puree, tomato paste, chili paprika, dried oregano, and salt, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Then cover and cook for an additional 20 to 30 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and a few tablespoons of reserved pasta water, and cook for another minute.
  • Finally, serve the tagliatelle pasta with a drizzle of olive oil and plenty of Parmesan cheese for a delicious and flavorful experience.

These steps are crucial for creating a tasty tomato tagliatelle pasta that is ready to serve and enjoy.

Serving Suggestions

  • Side Dish Pairing: Try serving the tagliatelle pasta with a side of garlic bread or a fresh green salad for a well-rounded and satisfying meal.
  • Vegetarian Option: For a vegetarian option, pair the tagliatelle pasta with a side of grilled vegetables or a creamy mushroom sauce.
  • Protein Addition: If you prefer a protein-packed meal, consider serving the tagliatelle pasta with a side of grilled chicken or shrimp for added flavor and texture.
  • Wine Pairing: To enhance the dining experience, pair the tagliatelle pasta with a glass of light red wine or a refreshing white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay.
  • Fresh Herbs: Garnish the tagliatelle pasta with freshly chopped basil or parsley for a pop of color and an extra layer of flavor.
  • Bread and Olive Oil: Serve the tagliatelle pasta with a side of warm, crusty bread and a dish of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping.

Tips for Making Tasty Tomato Tagliatelle Pasta

Furthermore, I would like to share some of my suggestions for making tomato tagliatelle pasta.

  • Cooking Techniques: Don't overcook the tagliatelle pasta - it should be springy and chewy when cooked perfectly. Also, be patient with the tomato sauce - let it simmer on low heat for 20 to 30 minutes to allow the flavors to fully develop.
  • Importance of Garnishing: Garnishing with a drizzle of olive oil and plenty of Parmesan cheese not only enhances the flavor but also adds a beautiful presentation to the dish. Don't skip this step for the perfect finishing touch.
  • In this recipe, I used homemade tomato puree. But you can use canned tomato sauce instead of fresh tomatoes. Finally, you can add any veggies like asparagus instead of carrot and red capsicum.

By following these tips, you can make delicious tomato tagliatelle pasta that is sure to impress your family and friends.

Variations for Tagliatelle Pasta Recipe

  • Vegetable Medley: Try adding your favorite vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, or mushrooms to the tomato sauce for a burst of flavor and added nutrients.
  • Creamy Alfredo: For a creamy twist, substitute the tomato sauce with a rich and creamy Alfredo sauce. You can also add grilled chicken or shrimp for a protein-packed meal.
  • Spicy Arrabiata: Add a kick to your tagliatelle pasta by incorporating spicy arrabiata sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, and red pepper flakes for a fiery flavor.
  • Pesto Perfection: Experiment with a classic pesto sauce made with fresh basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese for a refreshing and aromatic twist to your pasta.
  • Lemon and Herb Infusion: Add a touch of freshness with a lemon-infused sauce and a sprinkle of fresh herbs like basil, parsley, or thyme for a light and summery variation.
  • Seafood Sensation: Take your tagliatelle pasta to the next level by adding a variety of seafood such as shrimp, clams, or mussels for a luxurious and indulgent dish.

How to Store Tagliatelle Pasta

Store in a cool, dry place: Once the tagliatelle pasta is opened, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in a cool, dry place to prevent it from absorbing moisture and becoming sticky.

  • Keep away from heat and light: Store the pasta away from direct sunlight and heat sources to maintain its freshness and prevent it from drying out.
  • Properly seal the pasta: Make sure to seal the packet or container tightly after each use to prevent the pasta from getting stale.
  • Use within the expiry date: Check the expiry date on the packaging and try to use the tagliatelle pasta before it expires to enjoy it at its best quality.
  • Reseal the tomato paste: After opening the tomato paste, transfer any unused portion into an airtight container and refrigerate it to maintain its freshness and flavor.
  • Refrigerate fresh tomatoes: If you have any leftover fresh tomatoes, store them in the refrigerator to keep them fresh for longer and prevent spoilage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does it take to cook tagliatelle pasta?

  • Tagliatelle pasta typically takes about 8-10 minutes to cook, but it's always best to follow the instructions on the package for the perfect al dente texture.

Can I make the tomato sauce ahead of time?

  • Yes, you can prepare the tomato sauce ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just reheat it before mixing it with the cooked pasta.

Can I use different vegetables in the tomato sauce?

  • Absolutely! You can customize the tomato sauce by adding your favorite vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini, or spinach. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly for each vegetable.

Can I make the pasta gluten-free?

  • Yes, you can use gluten-free tagliatelle pasta to make this dish. Just be sure to follow the cooking instructions for gluten-free pasta as it may require less cooking time.

How can I make the pasta more creamy?

  • To make the pasta more creamy, add a splash of heavy cream or coconut milk to the tomato sauce before mixing it with the cooked pasta. This will give it a rich and creamy texture.

Can I make this dish vegan?

  • Yes, you can make this dish vegan by omitting the Parmesan cheese and using a dairy-free alternative. You can also add some nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor.

Recipe Card

Tagliatelle Pasta

Tagliatelle Pasta 2017-03-29 12:21:38

Serves 2                               Print        

Prep Time   00:10        

Cook Time   00:40        

Total Time   00:50


For cooking tagliatelle

  • 200 g tagliatelle
  • 10 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp of salt          

For Sauce

  • 300 g tomatoes
  • 1 bowl of ice water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped mixed capsicum (red and orange)
  • 1&1/2 tbsp tomato paste (store bought)
  • 1/2 tsp dried origano
  • 1/4 tsp chilly paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil to serve
  • Parmesan cheese to serve          


  • Cook tagliatelle pasta as per instructions given in packet or boil 10 cups of water in a pan, add pasta and salt and cook it till they are springy and chewy.
  • Then drain, reserving some of the pasta water for further use.          

How to prepare the tomato puree

  • Meanwhile, boil 3 cups of water in a separate pan.
  • Then remove the stem from the tomatoes by using a sharp knife.
  • When the water starts to boil add whole tomatoes and cook until the skin of the tomato begins to crack (It takes 30 seconds to 1 minute).
  • Then remove the tomatoes from the hot water and place them into the bowl of ice water.
  • Let them cool for few seconds and then remove the skin and seeds of the tomatoes.
  • Place them in a blender and blend until pureed.          

How to cook the tomato tagliatelle pasta

  • Heat a pan with olive oil, when the oil heats, add garlic pieces and saute till they turn into golden brown.
  • Add chopped onion and saute well till they become translucent and tender.
  • Then add grated carrot and chopped capsicums, saute well.
  • Now add tomato puree, tomato paste, chili paprika, dried oregano and salt and cook it for 5 mins in medium heat or until the veggies are fully cooked and mash the veggies well.
  • Then turn the heat to low, cover the pan with a lid and cook it for 20 to 30 mins, stir in between.
  • Now the tasty tomato sauce is ready.
  • Also add the cooked pasta and give a quick stir.
  • Then add 2 to 3 tbsp of reserved pasta water to loosen and cook it for another 1 minute.
  • Switch off the heat and serve with a drizzle of olive oil and plenty of Parmesan cheese.
  • Now tasty tomato tagliatelle pasta is ready to serve.         

By Santhi Therese    The Indian Claypot


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