Easy tomato, mushroom and onion ragout

    40 min

    The traditional ragout involves slow cooking over low heat, but this is a relatively simple, quick and meatless version made by pan-frying tomatoes, mushrooms and onion in olive oil and simmering for just 20 minutes. Basil and seasoning are stirred in at the end for a lovely, healthy veg 'sauce' that can be served as a side dish on its own or over hot cooked pasta as a vegetarian main.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 150g chopped onion
    • 4 tomatoes, cut into wedges
    • 150g sliced white mushrooms
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • salt and black pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat and cook and stir the onion for about 5 minutes, until translucent. Add the tomato wedges and mushrooms and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes, until the tomatoes and mushrooms are cooked through and the sauce is reduced and thickened.
    2. Sprinkle on the basil, salt and pepper and stir to combine.

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    This was a delicious way to incorporate a lot of fresh ingredients into a meal! After reading other reviews I used 6 romas & added a 6oz can of tomato paste (and about 2tbsp water to dilute that). I also added a can of chopped basil & oregano tomatoes just because I had it in the pantry; will try without next time. Served over whole wheat pasta.. DELICIOUS! I am convinced that I'll never buy pasta sauce again because this recipe is a great base to add-on to and make my own healthier and homemade version!  -  13 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was very nice over whole wheat pasta. I did add 2 minced cloves of garlic with the onions to suit our taste, but I think it would still be good without it. Thanks for sharing an easy, tasty pasta topper.  -  02 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was simple and delicious! I added minced garlic and a can of tomato paste, as well as some italian seasoning, and a dash of chili powder. I sometimes make a variation of your recipe with chicken breast strips instead of mushrooms, and we love that too. Thanks for the great idea!  -  28 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)