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Simple tomato sauce for pasta

Have a stash of this simple to make pasta sauce in your freezer, for a quick, easy, and healthy meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8


  • 2 red onions large
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan
  • 2 cans (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 400 ml water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cover the bottom of your pan with olive oil, and add the chopped red onion. Allow it to soften for around ten minutes on a low heat, but do not colour the onion.
  • Add the whole cloves of garlic to the onion and oil mixture, and the two tins of chopped tomatoes, along with some water (I rinse the cans with this water to get all of the tomatoes out of the tin).
  • Cook on a medium heat for around 40 minutes. At the end of the cooking time the liquid will have reduced and you will be left with a deep red sauce.
  • Crush the softened garlic cloves in the sauce to mix them in, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve over cooked pasta.
Keyword easy recipe, pasta sauce, tomatoes