Maccheroni with Tomato Sauce

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Prep time: 00:20 HR
Cook time: 00:45 HR


Serves: 2

Linguine is a form of pasta – like fettuccine and trenette, but elliptical in section rather than flat. It is about 4 millimetres (0.16 in) in width, which is wider than spaghetti but not as wide as fettuccine. This is a comfort food recipe that everyone has grown up eating with one type of the pasta or the other.


  • Babuni Pasta – 1 packet
  • Olive oil – 6 tbs
  • Shallot, minced -1
  • Thyme leaves – 1 sprig
  • Garlic clove, thinly sliced – 1 small
  • Strained roasted tomatoes, thawed if frozen - 2 cups
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, to taste


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, then toss half the packet of pasta in it until it comes to the surface.Taste and stop the cooking when the pasta is ready. Pour a glass of cold water in the pot, stir and drain.

In a small saucepan, warm up a bit of olive oil, then add shallot and thyme. Cook gently for a few minutes, then add garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes, then add tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes. Adjust salt, to taste.

Place pasta in a bowl, sprinkle a bit of the cheese on top and stir briefly, then distribute some tomato sauce and toss. Finally, sprinkle some more cheese and serve immediately.