Delicious Tomato Sauce

This tomato sauce recipe is ideal for putting on pizza bases, using in pasta dishes and putting in soups. It is very easy to make and is much tastier and cheaper that shop-bought sauces - you also know what goes into it and have control over salt and sugar levels.

AuthorJamesCategory, DifficultyBeginner

This tomato sauce recipe is ideal for putting on pizza bases, using in pasta dishes and putting in soups.

tomato sauce pizza pasta
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins
 ½ tbsp. olive oil
 1 large onion
 1 clove of garlic
 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
 8 Basil Leaves
 1 tbsp caster sugar
 Salt and freshly milled black pepper
1

Peel the onion and chop finely

2

Peel and crush garlic

3

Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion and garlic

4

Cook the onions and garlic, stirring regularly, until they are soft and the onions are translucent

5

Add add salt, pepper and the tomatoes

6

Bring to the boil and turn down the heat, allowing the sauce to gently simmer for about 15 minutes

7

Roughly chop the basil and add to the sauce

8

Taste and add more salt and pepper if required

9

Cook for another 5 minutes or so

10

Purée using a hand blender or pour into a food processor and blitz

Older children (8 and above) can make most of this dish on their own with adult supervision (particularly around preparing the onions and garlic). The younger ones love using our mezzaluna (herb chopper) and can help stirring the sauce on the hob - as usual we are very careful and always stay with them, not leaving them on their own.

Variations

The sky and imagination are the only limits for variations to the tomato sauce. You can add different herbs for example thyme or oregano. Once blended you could add fried chorizo or meatballs and mix with pasta for a delicious lunch or dinner. Add roasted sweet peppers before blending to add a lovely richness to the sauce. As I said, the sky's the limit. Comment below with your suggestions please!!

Ingredients

 ½ tbsp. olive oil
 1 large onion
 1 clove of garlic
 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
 8 Basil Leaves
 1 tbsp caster sugar
 Salt and freshly milled black pepper

Directions

1

Peel the onion and chop finely

2

Peel and crush garlic

3

Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion and garlic

4

Cook the onions and garlic, stirring regularly, until they are soft and the onions are translucent

5

Add add salt, pepper and the tomatoes

6

Bring to the boil and turn down the heat, allowing the sauce to gently simmer for about 15 minutes

7

Roughly chop the basil and add to the sauce

8

Taste and add more salt and pepper if required

9

Cook for another 5 minutes or so

10

Purée using a hand blender or pour into a food processor and blitz

Delicious Tomato Sauce

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