Fresh Pasta Recipe for a Romantic Night at Home

Romantic pasta night recipe fresh cherry tomato

It’s all about balance!

While we probably shouldn’t eat pasta every night, it’s perfect for the occasional quick yet delicious dinner for two– with a glass (or two) of red wine. And with homemade pasta dishes, you at least know what you’re putting into the sauce.

I love this super simple 5-minute tomato sauce recipe made from scratch with whole ingredients. I adapted it into an even simpler version that we love having once every several weeks for a special dinner at home. It really does take five minutes to cook and a few other minutes to chop the onions and garlic– Fifteen minutes total if you count the time it takes to cook the pasta!


  • 1 box of Farfalle pasta (16 oz)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 green onions, chopped small
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 package of cherry tomatoes (16 oz. I use the Trader Joe’s pack)
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup Italian parsley, roughly chopped (We always have some Parsley at home!)
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (You can add some more salt to taste once it’s cooked).

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large, deep skillet or pot. Add the green onions and garlic for 1 minute. Then, add the tomatoes, salt, parsley and basil for two minutes. Finally, mix in the cooked pasta and stir over heat for 2 minutes.

And done! Delicious, quick meal that you and a loved one can enjoy together, with some leftovers for later. (Double the recipe if you’re more than 2 people…)


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