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Tomato Basil Conchiglie Pasta

What is your favorite pasta shape? Penne (tubes)/Farfalle (butterflies)/Fussili (springs) or Shells ……? Sea shell shaped pasta is known as Conchiglie pasta, which helds the sauce better than other shapes.


  • Pasta –  Conchiglie type 2 cups (uncooked)
  • Chopped tomatoes – 3 cups
  • Basil leaves chopped – 1/4 cup
  • Tomato ketchup – 1/4 cup (optional)
  • Extra hot chilli sauce – 1 tbsp (optional) or you can use black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese grated – 1/2 cup. (You can increase or decrease the amount)
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Butter – 2 tbsp.
  • Garlic minced – 4 cloves
  • Salt to taste.

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    sea shells/conchiglie

 How to make Tomato Basil Conchiglie Pasta:
  1. Cook the pasta with a tbsp of salt and oil, strain it and keep aside. (cook pasta according to the directions given on the pack)
  2. Heat oil and butter in a skillet and add minced garlic.
  3. Saute the minced garlic on low flame and add chopped tomatoes, chopped basil leaves into the skillet.
  4. When the tomatoes were cooked, sprinkle salt and add Extra hot chilli sauce, tomato ketchup to it.
  5. Mix well and sauté it for two minutes.
  6. Serve pasta in a plate and top with the above mixture and cheese or Pasta is transferred into sauce and add grated cheese also. Mix well and cook pasta until the cheese gets melted. Serve this Tomato Basil Conchiglie Pasta when it is piping hot.

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Hope you enjoyed it. What recipes of Pasta do you cook? Share your recipes, cooking tips and tricks in the comments below.

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