Simple Tomato Pasta Sauce

    45 min

    A rich and delicious pasta sauce, made with green peppers, onion, garlic, tomatoes and Italian herbs. Enjoy over freshly cooked pasta.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 (400g) tins whole plum peeled tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons Italian herb seasoning
    • 250ml chicken stock
    • 175g tomato puree

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a hot frying pan, saute pepper and onion on medium-high for 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and chicken stock. Remove from heat.
    2. Place mixture in liquidiser and blend until the desired level of chunkiness is achieved. Return to medium-low heat. Stir in tomato puree, 1 tablespoon at a time until desired level of thickness is reached. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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    loved it  -  21 Feb 2017


    This was great and very easy! It tasted very similar to a good bottled spaghetti sauce, but I didnt have to go to the store and buy it since I keep all of these ingredients on hand all the time. I used it in the "Pasta Lasagna" recipe. It was a huge hit. My 6 year old daughter ate 3 (small) plates full, and it's rare that I can get her to eat more than 2 or 3 bites at dinner time. She actually asked if she could have a third plate of this instead of a piece of the Valentine's day ice cream cake I brought home. That was shocking. I was really surprised at how easy this was too. I used the exact amount of seasoning and all other ingredients just as the recipe is written, and I am not sure why others leave the bell pepper out (unless they just didn't have any), because that gives it a great flavor. Great!  -  14 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was very quick, easy, and good! I didn't do the peppers, added more garlic and some salt, just our preferences. Also, I used a can of crushed tomatoes instead of whole, skipping the blender step. I usually make the kind of spaghetti sauce that you let simmer for a few hours, but was pressed for time and tried this, and I'm glad I did. Excellent!  -  31 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)