About this recipe:This is a traditional recipe of the famous Napolitana sauce given from mother to daughter in Naples, for generations. It's easy to make, everyone likes it and it complements spaghetti perfectly, for a light meatless meal.
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Method Prep:5min › Cook:30min › Ready in:35min
In a pan heat olive oil, add garlic and when it starts getting golden, add the tomatoes and sugar. Sugar is important because it takes away the acidity of the tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper, and, if you like, the chilli. Lower the heat and let simmer for 30 minutes. That's all.
To serve, pour over cooked spaghetti and sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese.
I don't know what the previous reviewer is talking about - this napolitana sauce is delicious! Napolitana sauce can vary widely - there's not necessarily one 'right' way. I've served this simple sauce with spaghetti as suggested and it's a lovely meal that the whole family enjoys. It's also nice to top pizza or to make quick pizzas with either pitta or baguette. Try it, you'll like it too! - 07 Feb 2014