Pasta sauce

There’s something really satisfying about making food from scratch. In a world of jars and packets many of us wouldn’t know how to cook some of the most basic dishes.

Never fear, if you’re interested in learning to cook your food from scratch and have more control over what your family eats, then this is a great recipe to start the process off.

It’s a super simple recipe and just an easy, nutritious and really great alternative to the old Dolmio jar full of additives that help it last months on the supermarket shelves, among other things. Enjoy!

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Tomato Pasta Sauce

It’s a super simple recipe and just an easy, nutritious and really great alternative to the old Dolmio jar.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: basil, garlic, oregano, tomato

Equipment

  • Stick mixer

Ingredients

  • ½ tbsp oil, olive
  • 1 onion, red finely chopped
  • 6 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 20 tomato, roma diced
  • 2 tsp oregano, dried
  • 2 tsp basil, dried
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over low heat and gently sauté the onion and garlic.
  • Add tomatoes to the saucepan with the onions and garlic. Sprinkle over the dried basil and oregano, cover and gently simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Uncover and simmer for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool for a good 10-15 minutes. Using a stick mixer, blend the tomato sauce to your preferred consistency. We like it a little lumpy.
  • Serve it with freshly cooked high fibre or wholemeal pasta, meat balls, parmesan and steamed vegetables. Enjoy!

Notes

Whole Foods: 83%
This entire recipe provides:
  • 1 serve fat 
  • 5 serve vegetable