January 27, 2014

Pasta in Tomato Sauce

I always thought that pasta in red sauce in some restaurant are hard and expensive to make.  Wrong!  10 ingredients, that's all I need to make a simple yet delicious pasta with tomato sauce thanks to taste.com.au for the recipe.

promise it's tastier than what it looks like

Tomato Pasta Sauce

1 tbs olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 onion, sliced
1 tbs tomato paste
2 x 400g cans chopped peeled tomatoes
salt and ground black pepper
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup chopped basil
1/3 cup chopped flat leaf parsley

main ingredients

How to:
1.  Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened but not browned.
2.  Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute (this 'cooks off' the paste, giving it a richer more intense flavour).
3.  Add the peeled tomatoes, reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, until thickened.
4.  Stir through the salt and pepper, sugar, basil and parsley, adjusting the seasoning as required.

Note:  You can add a teaspoon of sugar if you want your sauce to be a little sweeter :)

I usually cook at night and the lighting in our home is really poor

Pour over your favorite pasta and maybe put some cheese on top and voila, yummy and healthy(?) meal!  Even my nephew like this and my sister commented that the sauce tasted like the the seafood pasta that we ate at Burgoo sans the seafood.

Give it a try, it's so easy (unless you hate tomato based pasta).

Thanks for reading. Till then. Bye!


  1. Yummy! I like tomato and oil based pasta better than white. :)

    1. try it, it's so easy to make plus way way cheaper than ordering in a resto :)

  2. Absolutely delicious! :D Must try! ^_^
    And it also doesn't look too hard to make.


    1. yes, it's easy to make...while making it I just read the steps on my phone and the result is good ;)

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  5. looks yummy!



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