Wonderful basic pasta sauce

    40 min

    Very simple, basic pasta sauce that can easily be varied by adding vegetables, mushrooms, seafood or meat. So much tastier and better for you than stuff from the jars!

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic and fry for just a few seconds.
    2. Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil.
    3. Simmer for 5 minutes, stir in the pesto and remove from heat. Serve with your favourite pasta.

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    This was a marvelous sauce! The basil pesto added a wonderfully rich flavor element to the tomatoes, and it was so quick and easy, making it a refreshing summer dinner. I added seasoned ground turkey for protein and it tasted amazing! Thank you!  -  20 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)