Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce


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Kids love pasta and this is a simple one I like to make them when we get home from school, I let them pick which pasta we use and they think they are great chefs.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, coarsely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (800g) tin peeled tomatoes
  • 1 handful basil, finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 50ml thickened cream
  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 200g mozzarella, grated

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Heat olive oil over a medium heat and sweat the onions in it for about 10 minutes. After 5 minutes add the garlic.
  2. Add the tomato paste and the tinned tomatoes; increase the heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the temperature and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the basil and stir.
  3. Stir in 2 tablespoons of butter. Leave to simmer for a while then add cream.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Finally sprinkle the mozzarella on top and allow to melt a bit then serve with the pasta of your choice.

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