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Fettuccine with Minted Tomato Sauce

This incredibly light tomato sauce can be served with a variety of dishes, from pasta to a fish stew. Use the freshest, ripest tomatoes that you can find; your best bet is to peruse farmers' markets for the best tomatoes.

Adapted from "Recipes for Parties" by Michael Leva and Nancy Parker.

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ red onions, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons flaked sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pinches of peperoncino
  • Two 28-ounce cans whole plum tomatoes in tomato purée, preferably San Marzano
  • 1 bunch basil leaves, cut into chiffonade
  • 1 bunch mint leaves, cut into chiffonade
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • Fresh Fettuccine or two 17 ½-ounce packages imported dried fettuccine
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus 1 cup for serving


In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat and sauté the onions until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the flaked sea salt, pepper, and peperoncino. Roughly cut the tomatoes with kitchen shears and pour them, along with the tomato purée, into the saucepan of onions. Stir the onions and tomatoes to combine and add a handful of basil and a handful of mint. Lower the heat and leave the sauce to simmer.

In a large skillet over medium heat, toast the walnuts until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Fill a large pot with water and the coarse sea salt. Bring to a boil and add the pasta. Cover and bring back to boil. Stir once and leave to cook; fresh pasta will take 2-3 minutes, and dried pasta will take approximately 10 minutes. Drain the cooked pasta, and stir it through the sauce. Sprinkle with the cheese, walnuts, and remaining mint, and basil. Serve immediately.

Fettuccine in Tomato Sauce

I love pasta dishes because they are so versatile and most everyone loves them. They're also filling and flavorful. This Fettuccine in Tomato Sauce is simple and easy to put together, but has a complex blend of flavors. The combination of fresh herbs and garlic tastes amazing with the sweetness of the sauteed tomatoes. With al dente fettuccine, you've prepared a delicious vegan meal.

Fettuccine in Tomato Sauce can serve as a dinner or lunch. It's a tasty and satisfying dish without being too heavy. It's also easy to make, so you can whip it up quickly even on busy days. Leftovers can be reheated for lunch, or served as a side with another meal. This pasta dish is flavorful, yet can complement lots of other great recipes. Let's talk about what goes into it.

Homemade Fettuccine Noodles with Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce and Shrimp

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1 x


This recipe for Homemade Fettuccine Noodles with Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce and Shrimp is a simple and delicious dish that everyone will love! And it looks fancy enough you can serve it up for special occasions and celebration dinners like Mother’s Day!


Fettuccine Noodles using the Philips Viva Pasta Maker:

  • 2 lbs of Homemade Fettuccine Noodles made with the Philips Viva Pasta Maker
  • 400 g of all purpose flour
  • 160 g : 2 eggs + water

Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 6 medium tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Garnish: extra parmesan cheese and fresh basil



Fettuccine Noodles using the Philips Viva Pasta Maker::

  1. Using the Philips Viva Pasta Maker, make a double batch of homemade fettuccine noodles.
  2. Measure out 400 g of flour using the cup provided. Add it to the mixing chamber, making sure not to pour it into the squeezing tube. Close the lid.
  3. Add 2 eggs to the cup provided, then top it up with water to meet the 160 g mark. Mix slightly.
  4. Slowly pour the egg/water mix into the opening in the lid.
  5. Start the machine.
  6. In about 3 minutes, pasta will begin to emerge from the disc.
  7. As the pasta comes out, cut it to your preferred length, and set aside while you make your sauce.

Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce:

  1. In a skillet over low/medium heat, melt the butter together with the olive oil.
  2. Add the chopped onions and minced garlic, and saute until soft.
  3. Stir in the 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped tomatoes, red pepper flakes, white wine, lemon juice, and salt & pepper.
  4. Cook until the liquid is reduced to half.
  5. While the tomato mixture is simmering, boil the fettuccine noodles.
  6. Once the tomato mixture is done simmering, add the shrimp, and cook until the shrimp have warmed through, just a few minutes.
  7. Stir in 1/4 cup of shaved parmesan cheese and the heavy cream, and simmer for a few minutes.
  8. Toss the sauce with cooked fettuccine noodles, and garnish with more fresh parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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What I love about the Philips Viva Pasta Maker:

  • It makes delicious and classic homemade spaghetti, fettuccine and penne noodles! Homemade pasta is the best.
  • It is easy to use. There is nothing complicated about this pasta maker. It’s very straightforward to use.
  • You can have homemade noodles in 18 minutes!
  • The set up is very easy. In just a couple of minutes you can be ready to make your favourite pasta!
  • The clean up is also really simple. There aren’t many parts to clean, and all parts come out of the maker really easily, so it’s easy to wash.
  • The maker is small so it fits perfectly on kitchen counters and in cupboards without occupying a lot of space.
  • It also has smart built-in storage for the power cord and pasta shaping discs, so everything tucks away nicely. No appliance pieces will get lost in your cupboards!
  • All the tools you need for measuring come with this maker. And you must use them, as they are designed for ingredient measurement specific to this maker.
  • The pasta maker comes with a recipe book, so you don’t have to feel intimidated by making pasta!

Tips & Tricks

  • For success, make sure to read the User Manual! It has a lot of great information.
  • It is recommended to use Durum semolina flour. It is a recommended flour because it contains more protein which improves pasta consistency.
  • Make sure to accurately measure the flour and the fluid. In fact, it is recommended to use a kitchen scale for measuring, but you don’t have to. I used the measuring cups that came with the pasta maker, and they worked great. Again please note, make sure you use the measuring cups provided, as they are not standard cup sizes, so if you use a 1 cup measure from your own kitchen, the ratio will be off.

Where to Purchase the Philips Viva Pasta Maker:

Philips Viva Pasta Makers are widely available online and in stores across Canada including at: Canadian Tire, Hudson’s Bay Company, Amazon, and specialty appliance retailers.

About Jo-Anna Rooney

I'm Jo-Anna Rooney, the creator, director, creator, baker, maker and home decorator here at A Pretty Life! Sharing a simple home life through uncomplicated home tips, home decor and fresh and easy recipes.

Fettuccine Recipes That Go Way Beyond Alfredo

When most Americans hear the word "fettuccine," they immediately think "Alfredo." While fettuccine Alfredo -- that simple, creamy, buttery pasta -- is one of the world's best comfort foods, it's not fettuccine's only trick. Fettuccine, which in Italian means "little ribbons," tastes great with many sauces. Pesto is perfect for coating the wide, flat noodles, as are tomato-based sauces. One of the noodle's best assets is, indeed, its wide surface area, which holds onto sauce like a charm.

Fettuccine is a noodle that has stood the test of time. According to Barilla, it's one of the oldest shapes of pasta and also one of the most common. It's easier to make at home than other noodles, because you basically just need to cut dough into strips -- unlike forming more difficult shapes, like cavatelli, for example.

Whether you're making fresh fettucine or using the store-bought kind, spice up your pasta routine by trying some recipes that have nothing to do with Alfredo. Then return to the classic, because fettuccine Alfredo will always deserve your love.

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Fettuccine with Basil-Tomato Sauce

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Seeding the tomatoes takes only a minute or two and makes all the difference. It keeps the sauce sweet—the seeds can be slightly acidic—and prevents it from becoming too watery.


  • 2 1/2 lb. ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 Tbs. brown rice syrup
  • 2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. thinly sliced basil
  • 1 Tbs. chopped chives
  • 1 Tbs. minced Italian parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
  • 1 lb. fettuccine


1. Combine tomatoes, rice syrup, vinegar, basil, chives, parsley and garlic in large serving bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions drain.

3. Toss pasta with sauce. Season to taste with salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with basil sprigs, and serve.

Homemade Fettuccine with Easy Tomato-Basil Sauce

Challenge yourself in the kitchen by learning to make homemade fettuccine!! It is way easier than it looks and pairs perfectly with a simple and fresh tomato-basil sauce.

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Fettuccine with Minted Tomato Sauce - Recipes

Chicken Fettuccine & Fresh Tomato Sauce

A fast and easy way to make pasta with fresh tomato sauce

This recipe is great if time is not on your side, you can cook a tomato sauce using fresh ingredients in only a few minutes. This recipe is quite easy to make but you will need a blender. The flavour of fresh tomatoes fresh basil and caramelised chicken pieces wrapped around a tomato absorbed pasta is sure to please the fussiest palates..


    1 chicken breast 2 tbsp of table salt (for pasta water) 1 tsp dried Italian herbs ( mix of thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage) 1 cup chopped or hand torn fresh basil 35g - 1.2 oz butter 250g - 9oz fettuccine 3 vine riped tomatoes (the sweeter the better) Half a brown onion 2cloves of garlic 1 heaped tsp tomato paste 1 quarter cup virgin olive oil 1 tsp anchovies (approx 5 or 6) 60g - 2oz Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper


Add a large pot of water to the heat and bring to the boil.

Cut your tomatoes in quarters, add to blender.

Cut onion, peel, roughly chop and add to blender.

Add anchovies (No salt required as these are very salty)

Add the crushed garlic cloves.

Add most of the olive oil, keep a little aside.

Blitz all above ingredients together until smooth.

Once your pasta water is boiling, add salt. (should taste like sea water)

Remove the skin from chicken breast if any. Trim off any fat or grizzly bits.

Slice the breast thinly following the angle of the grain (widthwise).

Add pasta to your water and cook slightly less than al dente. (pasta will continue to cook in sauce later)

Add frying pan to heat with a little olive oil.

Once oil is hot enough add the chicken slices, season and only lightly cook..

Turn over your chicken pieces once slightly caramelised.

Transfer chicken to a bowl and keep aside with all its juices.

Strain your pasta if ready (keep one cup of water incase your sauce is too thick)

Add your fresh tomato sauce back to the same frying pan.

Add your cooked chicken pieces with fat and juices.

Mix well and cook for a couple minutes or until pasta is al dente.

Tear some fresh basil, mix and serve pasta on heated plate.

Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Little Tips

Present it with most of the chicken pieces on the outside.
Always cook pasta al dente. (should be slightly firm when you bite into it).
If sauce becomes too thick, add a little more pasta water, it shouldn't be gluggy
Adding the salt to the water after it boils speeds up the boiling process and won't affect the flavour.
Always heat up your plates as pasta cools down fast.

Fettuccine with Quick Tomato Sauce and Hot Chili Oil

In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of the olive oil with the dried red chile, the chipotle, Szechuan peppercorns and black peppercorns and bring to a simmer. Cook over very low heat for 15 minutes, then strain the hot chili oil into a jar.

In a large, deep skillet, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil until shimmering. Add the garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant but not browned, about 30 seconds. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, serrano, thyme and oregano, season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook the tomato sauce over moderate heat until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta, shake it dry and return it to the pot. Add the tomato sauce, basil, Parmesan and 1/4 cup of the hot chili oil and toss. Serve the pasta in bowls and pass Parmesan and the remaining hot chili oil at the table.

To begin making the Fettuccine Pasta Recipe In Tomato Basil Sauce, cook the fettuccine in a pot of hot boiling salted water until al-dente (just cooked). This will take about 10 - 15 minutes to get done.

Once cooked, drain the pasta over running water in order to stop the cooking process. Drizzle some olive oil over the pasta and toss it well.

In another pan, boil the tomatoes in hot water until you notice the skin is cracking. Once it done, remove from the hot water. Peel the skin of the tomatoes and puree it in a mixer grinder.

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for a few seconds.

Stir in the pureed tomatoes, chopped basil, salt and pepper to taste.

Bring the sauce to a roaring boil on high heat, then turn the heat to low, and simmer the sauce for about 20 minutes or until you notice the tomatoes and the basil have combined to make a thick sauce.

Toss the cooked fettuccine pasta with the sauce and turn the heat to high and toss well until the pasta is well coated. Check the salt and pepper and adjust to suit your taste.

When serving the Fettuccine Pasta Recipe In Tomato Basil Sauce sprinkle some Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese and coarsely pounded black pepper.

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