Quick and easy tomato pasta sauce

    Quick and easy tomato pasta sauce

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    Quick and easy tomato pasta sauce


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    About this recipe: An incredibly simple pasta sauce, which takes less than 20 minutes to make. Feel free to add whatever you fancy to it. Serve over freshly cooked pasta.

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 160g diced onion
    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 800g passata
    • 2 teaspoons crushed chillies
    • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
    • salt to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Saute the onion in the oil until translucent. Add the garlic and cook and stir another 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, crushed chillies and herbs. Season with salt. Cook until completely heated, another 2 to 3 minutes.
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    This was my first attempt at homemade marinara. I used a 10oz. can crushed tomatoes and 1 can rotel, I pureed the rotel. I did tweak the seasonings a bit! My bf thought it was too runny so I will add tomato paste next time.  -  10 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I'm giving this five stars although at first I thought that it was too spicy. I scaled the recipe to accommodate a huge can of crushed tomatoes that I needed to use up (hence my search for a tomato sauce recipe). Although I doubled the recipe and still added extra tomatoes (64 ounces instead of a mere 56) it had a lot of bite. Yet, I can't stop eating it, and my husband, who doesn't crave spicy foods, likes it too, and says it is not too spicy. This is a good sauce in which to add those things that you want to get rid of. I added a rind from a wedge of romano cheese, and let it simmer quite a while. And, as good as it is, I had some heavy cream that needed to be used up, so I added 7 ounces of heavy cream to a double recipe of this sauce. Very good, and I imagine it will be even better with pasta!  -  15 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    So GOOD! Make more, and freeze it!!  -  02 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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