Scrumptious Simple Spaghetti

This spaghetti meal is unbelievably simple to make using only XX ingredients. This is perfect as a meal for two or for a dinner party. Trust us when we say you will cook it over and over again.

What is Scrumptious Simple Spaghetti I hear you say? Spaghetti, by its nature is a nice and simple dish to cook. The Spaghetti itself, if using the dried variety, takes around 10-12 minutes in a pan of boiling water – simple.

However, making the sauce that goes with it will either make or break you meal. This is a super easy dish to make and won’t take you much longer than 25 minutes from the moment you pull the first ingredient from the fridge (I’ve of course assumed that you have already heated the oven!)

This dish uses very traditional flavours when it comes to Italian cooking; tomatoes, garlic, basil and parmesan cheese. Is that all? Yes it is. Well, you can add in a bit of chilli if you like your spaghetti to have a bit of a kick to it – entirely up to you.

If you are a fan of garlic, try serving some garlic bread as a starter or as a side. But if you like fresh garlic, it is really easy to grow – but you won’t want to wait that long!

This recipe works well for both a family dinner and a hosted dinner. From a hosting point of view, it is great as you won’t spend hours in the kitchen away from the conversation. However, when your guests taste it, they will be amazed that you managed to cook up a storm in such a short time.

This recipe is for 2. You will need to adjust the ingredients if you are cooking for more.


Scrumptious Simple Spaghetti

A delicious yet simply spaghetti meal to cook for the family or guests. Using only a few ingredients and served to the table in less than 30 minutes. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword spaghetti
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


  • 250 g Tomatoes on the vine Halved or quartered
  • 200 g Spaghetti Bucatini
  • 1 glug Olive oil Extra virgin
  • 8 Garlic cloves Peeled and chopped in half
  • 1 handful Fresh basil
  • 50 g Parmigiano Reggiano


  1. Preheat the over to 200C. Put the tomatoes and the garlic into a roasting tin, cover with a good glug of olive oil and season. 

    Shake the tray to mix the ingredients and put in the oven for around 15 minutes

  2. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in salted water. This normally takes around 12 minutes

  3. Once cooked, drain the spaghetti. In the saucepan, add the basil leaves, Parmigiano Reggiano and the tomatoes from the oven - including the oil in the tray. If you are a fan of garlic, add this in too

  4. Toss together with the spaghetti for a few minutes before serving

  5. Sprinkle some Parmigiano Reggiano over the top for additional flavour

Recipe Notes

If you are a lover of spice, you can also add some freshly chopped chilli to the saucepan when you mix all of the ingredients together - Step 3. 

In terms of the spaghetti, we recommend that you use Bucatini as it is thicker and more flavoursome than the traditional packet spaghetti. That said, we have made this with normal spaghetti as Bucatini can be difficult to source. Both are delicious.