Simple Tomato and Basil Sauce for Pasta

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READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by samcp4

I use this recipe all the time, quick and always tasty. Perfect base for lasagna, bolognaise and stirred into any pasta makes a great meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions for about 2 minutes, and the garlic and fry for a further minute.
  2. Add the tomatoes, sugar, bay leaf, basil, tomato puree and salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until reduced by about half.
  4. Remove the bay leaf and serve.

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