Fresh pasta sauce: gently saute 3 or 4 chopped tomatoes,
while pasta is cooking.
Finish sauce with a dash of red pepper flakes,
1 Tb of butter, sea salt
and a 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil.
Can you have pasta if you are trying to lose weight? Yes!
In Italy pasta is seldom a main dish, it is intended as a side dish, and this explains why Italians do not have the weight issues the US has.