Emergency pasta sauce

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Chef Hels

This was created when I had nothing in my cupboard apart from an onion, pasta, tomato sauces and seasonings. The ketchup gives it a slightly more interesting taste than just watering down the concentrate. Dried herbs = mixed herbs = sage, thyme, marjoram, oregano and parsley

Top Review by kellymbrown

For what this is, it is definitely a winner. I had some leftover pasta for lunch, and didn't want to open an entire jar of sauce just for one serving. I used tomato paste, italian seasoning and added a pinch of garlic powder and onion powder as well. Cheap and easy, thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix tomato puree and ketchup in a cup.
  2. Half fill the cup with water and make sure that it's mixed to a smooth paste.
  3. Add herbs, paprika and other seasonings.
  4. chop onions into small pieces and fry until starting to turn golden.
  5. Add tomato mixture and leave to simmer while cooking pasta.
  6. Strain pasta& put on plate.
  7. Add sauce and cheese.
  8. Melt cheese under grill and serve.

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