Quick Pasta Sauce

    30 min

    Passata simmers with garlic and dried basil for a quick and easy basic pasta sauce.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 (600g) jar passata
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large frying pan over medium heat, sauté garlic in oil until tender, 2 minutes. Stir in basil and passata. Season with salt and pepper and cook 15 to 20 minutes, until slightly thickened. Serve immediately.

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    Used different ingredients. I really didn't expect this sauce to taste as great as it did - I will never buy another jar of sauce. It cooked faster than the pasta and was a very sweet sauce! I did add some oregano and extra basil. The beauty of this is that you can add anything to it and it's great- I added green pepper, mushrooms (drained), and some italian sausage - perfect for the chunky sauce lover. It was brilliant!! Thanks so much for this recipe!!  -  15 Sep 2008


    I'm 15 and I love to cook but I'm not too good at making complex things...This recipe was absolutely excellent!!!!! I made it for lunch and my mum came home and had it and LOVED IT! She took it back to work and everyone wanted the recipe!! It was so easy to make and it was SO good! Thanks!!  -  15 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. Quick and easy to make. I had all the stuff and it didn't require a trip to the supermarket, so it gets and extra star for just that reason. I don't know that the taste is anything spectacular. It was good though and my neice who was staying with me when I made it loved the fact that there was no meat in it. I added a little sugar to sweeten it up.  -  15 Sep 2008