Auntie Janet's pasta sauce or soup

    1 hour

    When our children were little my friend gave me this recipe which hides vegetables in the sauce; my children still love it as teenagers. It freezes very well so I am never without a quick meal to hand. It can be used on its own over pasta or with the addition of single cream makes a luxurious soup. A vegetarian version can be made without the bacon.

    Greater Manchester, England, UK
    4 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 3 rashers of bacon, chopped
    • 3 large carrots, chopped
    • 25g butter or margarine
    • dried basil to taste (1 tablespoon in our house)
    • 2 (400g) tins of chopped tomatoes
    • 400ml hot vegetable stock
    • 1 tablesppon tomato puree

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Melt the butter in a large pan and fry the onion, bacon and carrots until the onion is clear. Add all the other ingredients. Bring to the boil and simmer for 45 minutes.
    2. Liquidise to a smooth sauce and use either as a pasta sauce or add a large carton of single cream (250ml), warm and serve as a soup.

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    This soup is really really nice the whole of my family love it thanks  -  30 Jan 2010