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Pasta with Garlic, Olive Oil and Tomatoes – Vegan Dinner For Two

This is a great recipe to make when you don’t have much time and you want something easy, light and delicious! The sauce is 100% vegan for those who prefer it! From start to finish, you’ll be eating within about 20 minutes.


this photo shows the ingredients for pasta with olive oil, garlic and tomatoes

Simple and easy…FIVE ingredients! I like thin pasta so I use Cappeli d’Angelo pasta. If I can’t find that, I use Capellini or Angel Hair pasta – if you ask me, they’re all the same! But you can use the pasta of your choice. The sauce is basically as the title describes: garlic, olive oil and tomatoes. I like to add a splash of white wine for flavor.

How To Make Pasta with Garlic, Olive Oil and Tomatoes

this image shows garlic being chopped on a red cutting board
this image shows garlic sautéing in olive oil

The first step is to chop your garlic into very small pieces. Over medium-low heat, heat your olive oil in a pan large enough to hold the pasta of your choice. Let the garlic saute for about 3 minutes, stirring often.

this photo shows adding wine to the garlic and oil
this photo shows the sauce simmering

Add the white wine if you’re using it, then add your tomatoes. Chop up any large pieces of tomato with your wooden spoon and simmer for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on the sauce! If you like your sauce thicker, you may want to simmer it longer. I like mine runny, so 15 minutes is perfect. You may want to start your pasta at this point!

Taste Your Sauce!

Before you serve, you should always taste your sauce to see if you need to season it. I usually find that it needs some salt. You could also use pepper, red pepper flakes, or any herb that you like in your pasta sauces!

Photo of pasta tossed in sauce.

When the sauce is to your liking, add your drained and cooked pasta, and toss. Now you’re ready to serve!

photo of pasta twirling on fork and spoon

Yummy! I serve this pasta with my Homemade Focaccia Bread and some red wine. It’s so delicious!

Pasta with Garlic, Olive Oil and Tomatoes – Vegan Dinner For Two

Recipe by Rain Frances


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Easy, quick dinner for two. This pasta dish is light and delicious!


  • Your favorite pasta – enough for two servings

  • 3 tbsp (45ml) olive oil

  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped

  • A generous splash of white wine (optional)

  • 1 pint (2 cups, 500 ml) canned tomatoes


  • Chop your garlic.
  • Heat the olive oil on medium-low heat in a pan big enough to hold your pasta.
  • Saute garlic for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the white wine and stir.
  • Add the tomatoes and stir. Chop up the larger pieces with a wooden spoon. Simmer sauce for 15 minutes.
  • Taste your sauce to see if you need to add salt or other seasonings.
  • Pour your pasta into the pan and toss well.

Recipe Video Instructions


  • Simmer time will vary depending on how you like your sauce. Simmer it longer for a thicker sauce.
  • You can season the sauce with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, herbs – anything you want to make it the way you like it!
  • I serve this with my homemade Focaccia Bread! For video instructions, see the video below.
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Yummmm…garlic anything is the best !! Definately on my list of easy dinners 🙂