Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

    Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce


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    About this recipe: This is a delicious sauce that's packed full of flavour. The sauce is freezer friendly, so make big batches when fresh basil is in-season. It goes perfectly with pasta and a grating of Parmesan cheese.

    Makes: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
    • 450g passata
    • 125ml red wine
    • 125ml water
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 6 fresh basil leaves, torn

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over low heat and saute garlic for about 2 minutes; be careful not to burn. Just as the garlic begins to turn brown, remove pan from heat.
    2. Allow pan to cool and add tomatoes, wine, water, salt and sugar. Cook over medium-high heat and bring to the boil.
    3. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in basil.

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