Basic Tomato Pasta Sauce

A must-know tomato pasta sauce recipe. The better the quality of your ingredients the better this basic dish will be.

Key Details

  • Serves: 6-8
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp saltĀ 
  • 6 cloves of garlic, finely choppedĀ 
  • 4 x 400g tins of plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 bunch of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 x 400g tins of plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 bunch of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

Make your soffrito (the softened vegetable base of your sauce).

Pop 1 tbsp of oil in a large saucepan and add your onions, carrot and celery with 1 tsp salt. Let them sweat and soften for 10 minutes. Add your garlic and continue to soften on low-medium heat for a further 5 minutes until your veggies turn translucent.

Squeeze in your tinned plum tomatoes and let them blip away for 10-15 minutes until thickened and reduced.

Season generously with white pepper and more salt if needed and finish by folding through some freshly torn basil.

You can us this as a base to many other sauces or simply serve with pasta!

 

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