Onion, tomato and basil spaghetti

    35 min

    This is a simple, economical dish that doesn't skimp on flavour.

    44 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 large onions, sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon tomato purée
    • 1 (400g) tin whole plum tomatoes
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • handful chopped fresh basil
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 1 (500g) pack spaghetti

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook onions and garlic in oil until soft. Stir in tomato purée, tomatoes, salt, pepper, basil and water. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes, until thickened.
    2. While sauce is simmering, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain. Toss sauce with hot pasta.

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    The sauce is wounderful and my son loved it. But one draw back the suace was not enough for one packet of spagetti. I would change to recipe to have double the liquid portion of the recipe.  -  15 Sep 2008


    We adjusted the quantities a bit as it was for 2, not 6. It was delicious and we will make it again  -  07 Mar 2011


    I've tried very similar recipes which tasted better. Thanks for sharing anyway.  -  02 Mar 2010