Camp Tomato Pasta Sauce

A serving of noodles topped with tomato sauce on a blue camping plate.

This is a really simple yet filling camp pasta sauce that can be used on any pasta of choice or even ramen noodles. It only uses a few simple ingredients but is infused with flavor. 

The recipe is fairly simple but makes a good foundation to which other ingredients can be added. Try olives, canned fish, or cured sausage making it a more protein-rich dish suitable for the camping environment.

It can be cooked on any method that allows you to heat a pot. This includes emergency stoves, gas stoves, and campfires. It calls for two pots but can be made in one if the paster is cooked first, put aside, then the sauce is cooked and pasta returned.

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Looking down into a pot with spaghetti noodles, tomato sauce, and grated Parmesan cheese.
This pasta sauce comes together super quickly, but is packed with flavor.
A serving of pasta topped with tomato sauce, served on a blue camping plate.
You can serve this quick and easy tomato pasta sauce over your favorite noodles or even polenta.
A close up of spaghetti noodles with camp tomato sauce.
The tomatoes are simmered with garlic and herbs before being added to freshly cooked pasta.
A serving of noodles topped with tomato sauce on a blue camping plate.
Use petite diced tomatoes, as they will cook quicker resulting in a smoother sauce.

Camp Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

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A serving of noodles topped with tomato sauce on a blue camping plate.
This is a really simple yet filling Camp Pasta Sauce that can be used on any pasta of choice, or even ramen noodles. Add extra protein for a complete meal.
Preparation 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
CourseDinner
InfluenceItaly
DifficultySeasoned
MethodSimmer
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 can petite dice tomatoes
  • 2 servings pasta of choice
  • 1 cup shredded cheese such as Parmesan

Equipment

  • two small pots

Directions

  • In a pot over medium heat add the olive oil. When warm add the garlic and red pepper flakes.
  • When the garlic is fragrant, but not brown add the can of tomatoes. Leave to simmer and let the flavors infuse while the pasta cooks.
  • Prepare the pasta of choice as per the packet directions.
  • Combine half the pasta sauce with half the cheese and the cooked and drained pasta. Combine well.
  • Serve the pasta then top with the remaining pasta sauce and cheese.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 509kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 23gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 635mgPotassium: 791mgFiber: 6gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 969IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 372mgIron: 4mg

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