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Hot pasta, tomatoes, and cheese seasoned with pepper and ready to eat.

Pasta, Tomato, and Cheese

My childhood favorite recipe that my kids now love. They normally eat a lot when I make it. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 pkg pasta
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • milk preference
  • butter (optional)
  • pepper preference


  1. Boil the pasta according to the package's directions.

  2. Strain the pasta once it's done cooking.

  3. Return the pasta to the pot and add the canned tomatoes, cheese, milk, and butter. I normally check the liquid level after adding the tomatoes and then decide how much more liquid (a.k.a. milk) I should add.

    Pasta, canned tomatoes, and grated cheddar cheese.
  4. Turn the burner down to low and stir the pasta until it's heated through and the cheese is all melty.

  5. Dish and season with pepper to preference. 

  6. Enjoy!

Extra Tips

  1. I normally leave out the butter.

  2. If you want to double the recipe you can easily add another pack of pasta and use two cans of tomatoes. Normally I used similar-ish amounts of cheese and if I cook a single pack of pasta it's more cheesy than if I doubled it. (I used an Ikea grater and try to pack it in more tightly when I double the recipe.)

Recipe Notes

I hope you enjoy this! If you have any questions or added anything amazing to the dish let me know in the comments (SimplyKyra.com), post on my Facebook page (facebook.com/SimplyKyra/), or tag me through Instagram (@simplyartsykyra).