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Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

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“Great, cheap and easy pasta sauce for any pasta, can also be used as a base for lasagne, or any tomato pasta sauce.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. use half the oil and gently fry garlic do not let it brown.
  2. add the tomatoes, dried basil, bay leaf, mixed herbs, salt and pepper and sugar (this recipe needs between 1/2 - 1 tsp salt to bring out the flavours of the tomatoes.
  3. bring to the boil and gently simmer for 20 mins, add the tomato puree and the rest of the oil and simmer for a further 15 mins until the mixture has reduced.
  4. If using fresh basil roughly chop and add now.
  5. Serve with pasta with grated parmasan cheese and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Variations - button mushrooms, black olives can be added.

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