Basic Tomato Sauce for Pasta

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Jonathan_Creek

A basic tomato sauce for pasta. Use as a base and then add whatever you fancy: Add crushed red chilli falkes for arrabiata........... Add mascarpone for a creamy tomato sauce.............. Add Bacon or ham, peas and cream................ Add anchovies, capers and olives and chilli for puttanesca............. Add red wine and Italian sausage............ ............well you get the point. Plus, it's just plain delicious on it's own!

Top Review by Chef Dudo

Very good basic sauce. I added mushrooms this time and I look forward to adding other ingredients to make it different every time. Excellent as a basic!
Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add enough olive oil to cover the bottom of a large pan, add the onions and garlic, cover and sweat on a low flame for a few minutes.
  2. Add the tinned tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper to taste and Italian herbs.
  3. Cook, uncovered, on a high flame for about 20 mins or until liquid has reduced by half.
  4. Check seasonings.
  5. Blend in a food processor until smooth.

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