Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Carolyn in Toronto

A delicious and fresh tasting pasta sauce. The fresh basil added at the end is essential.This sauce can be left chunky (which I prefer) or blended in a food processor to a smooth sauce.

Top Review by Chef Dudo

Simplicity in itself and so tasty! Easy to make, no fancy ingredients, just a very, very good basic tomato sauce. Made exactly as stated, perfect. Thanks for posting. Made for PAC, Spring 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently cook the onion and garlic until softened.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, chili flakes, balsamic vinegar, and sugar.
  3. Bring to a full boil and then simmer and cook slowly for 45-60 minutes.
  4. Stir in the basil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve spooned over cooked pasta with plenty of parmesan cheese.

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