Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Chef Dudo April 11, 2009

This is just what doctor ordered, so to speak! I made this sauce as a special gift for a friend of mine [but kept a small amount for my own taste buds!], & it was a big hit with her! Even gave her a copy of the recipe & am hoping she'll log onto Zaar & join in! Thanks for posting this recipe!

Sydney Mike February 03, 2008

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