Basil & Tomato Pasta - kidelp

Basil & Tomato Pasta

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Age suitability: 2+

This simple and famous pasta dish has always been a kids favourite, and with some simple tips and tricks it can get more and more delicious! This incredibly tasty food for kids can be cooked by kids themselves, just step back and let them do it with your support. When they serve it with more joy and happiness, be proud of them!

Serves: 4


1 tbsp olive oil
2 sprigs rosemary
2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
450g tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
12 fresh basil leaves, plus extra to garnish
salt and pepper
675g fresh farfalle or 350g dried farfalle


  1. Place the oil, rosemary, garlic and tomatoes, skin side up, in a shallow roasting tin or pan.
  2. Drizzle with a little oil and cook under a preheated grill for 20 minutes or until the tomato skins are slightly charred.
  3. Peel the skin from the tomatoes. Roughly chop the tomato flesh and place in a pan.
  4. Squeeze the pulp from the garlic cloves and mix with the tomato flesh and sun-dried tomato paste.
  5. Roughly tear the fresh basil leaves into smaller pieces and then stir them into the sauce. Season with a little salt and pepper to your taste.
  6. Cook the farfalle in a saucepan of boiling water according to the instructions on the packet or until it is cooked through, but still has 'bite'. Then drain.
  7. Gently heat the tomato and basil sauce.
  8. Transfer the farfalle to serving plates and serve with the basil and tomato sauce.
Cook's Tip: This sauce tastes just as good when served cold in a pasta salad.