Pasta sauce with chillies

    55 min

    This vegetarian tomato sauce is packed full of extras. It's flavoured with chillies, capers, olives, parsley, portabello mushrooms and herbs. It's perfect over any type of pasta.

    8 people made this

    Serves: 48 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 bulb garlic, cloves separated, peeled and sliced
    • 8 (400g) tins whole plum peeled tomatoes, chopped
    • 4 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 2 (220g) tins green chillies, drained and chopped
    • 175g tomato puree
    • 70g capers
    • 140g pitted green olives, chopped
    • 60g chopped fresh parsley
    • 200g portabello mushroom caps, cut into 5mm pieces
    • 2 tablespoons horseradish sauce
    • 1 teaspoon habanero hot sauce, such as Tabasco
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat and cook the garlic until lightly browned. Drain off any excess oil.
    2. Mix in the whole tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, green chillies, tomato puree, capers, green olives, parsley, mushrooms, horseradish, hot sauce and sugar.
    3. Season with Italian herbs, oregano and cumin. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 25 minutes.

    Tinned green chillies

    Can be purchased in Mexican/Hispanic speciality shops or online. Alternatively, you can use fresh chillies to taste.

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    This is a very chunky sauce. After adding the chopped green chiles and smelling the pot, I was a little wary, but it turned out great. I had it on homemade pizza, and when I was spreading it on the crust, again, I was a little wary about it being too chunky, but, again, it was great. I let it simmer longer than called for, and I think that helped break down the whole tomates. It has a great flavor and will be much better served plain on pasta than a regular sauce would be.  -  21 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Horseradish makes this sauce. Pretty good!  -  22 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I didn't add the mushrooms and may leave out the cumin next time but a good basic sauce.  -  11 Dec 2013  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)