Pasta in a Thyme and Oregano infused Tomato Sauce

Want to make a romantic dish for your other half or simply adore pasta? This recipe is filled with lots of tomato love and aromatic herbs and is absolutely delicious! It is so easy to cook yet such an impressive and such a hearty meal.


  • Pasta shells of your choice
  • 1 carton Cirio Polpa Fine Finely Chopped Tomatoes with Basil (360g)
  •  1 can Cirio Pomodorini Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 sprig Oregano
  • handful Thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mixed peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Boil your pasta and cook for the length indicated on the packaging.
  2. In the meantime, in a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil on medium heat.
  3. Add the onions, garlic and peppercorns, and sautee for 5 minutes, before adding the Cirio Finely Chopped Tomatoes with Basil.
  4. Now add the salt, rosemary, thyme and oregano.
  5. Mix well and cover the pan and let this cook for around 10 minutes.
  6. Now add the Cirio Cherry Tomatoes.
  7. Add the pasta in and mix well.
  8. Garnish with a few oregano leaves.
  9. Eat hot.

This post is in collaboration with Cirio UK, whose range of Tomato products have been much loved for Italian cooking since 1856. Even Antonio Carluccio loves them and earlier last year I had the opportunity to interview him, which you can read about and watch here.


About Binny

Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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  1. Krishna wrote:

    This is a wonderful recipe. I’ve made it before and I find it to be a real comfort food, wholesome, filling and satisfying. Thank you for sharing this.

    Posted 2.4.17 Reply
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