Pasta with Red Hood

Pasta with Red Hood

I came home late from work today, I was so hungry, so I had a look at my recipe notebook to find a simple but delicious dish. After passing a lot of pages, eventually it was in front of me. Last month I took this recipe from Semra, my close friend. She cooked it for us and I loved it. Without wasting any time, I wrote this easy recipe. Generally I cook pasta with just tomato paste or cheese or yogurt, but this one is the most tasty one for me. I don’t know if Italians make it in this way.

And I give it this name beacuse when I look at its photo, just the association of Red Riding Hood came to my mind.

Kirmizi Baslikli Makarna

•    2 cups pasta
•    3 tomatoes, grated
•    2 green peppers, diced
•    1 red bell pepper, diced
•    2 cloves garlic, sliced
•    1 onion, diced
•    1 tsp thyme
•    1 tsp black pepper
•    2 tsp salt
•    3 tbsp olive oil
•    Tomato paste

Put some water in a pot and bring it to boil. Then add two cups of pasta in the pot. Put a few drops of olive oil to prevent the pieces of pasta from sticking to each other and add salt. Boil it until tender ( about 7 or 8 minutes). Then drain it.

While it’s boiling, you can prepare the sauce in another pot. Put olive ol in it and saute onion, then peppers and finally add grated tomato in the pot. Stir for a while and add tomato paste and garlic. If you think, it doesn’t have enough liquid, you can add a demitasse of water. Season it with salt, black pepper and thyme. When all vegetables combine well, and when you feel that appetizing smell, it’s cooked.

Take some pasta on a service plate and put the sauce on it. You’ll see that in a very short time, you can prepare a filling and tasty dish, so being tired doesn’t matter. I want to thank to Semra for this recipe.

Pasta with Red Hood


  1. says

    Well it certainly looks italian enough to me! The most important thing is of course, fresh ingredients. I think the name is cute!

  2. says

    Natasha- Maybe you can also tell your daughter the story, Red Riding Hood while she is eating it.

    Rowena – right, this becomes more tasty with fresh ingredients.

    Gera – Enjoy it!

  3. says

    I love tomato sauces flavoured with thyme and tomato sauces with sweet red pepper – this sounds like a lovely combination of the two!

  4. says

    Daily Spud – Thyme, tomato and pepper…spread a very appetizing smell while cooking. I love this combination too.

  5. Lydia says

    So, turks know the little red riding hood story, too! Love it. How do you have pasta with yogurt? Makes me think how the manti yogurt sauce might be even tastier and more healthful than alfredo sauce on pasta.

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