Basic Tomato Pasta Sauce

Basic Tomato Pasta Sauce


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This is a good, basic tomato sauce that can be used over pasta, in lasagna or on pizza. Rich and creamy.


Serves: 8 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (800g) can crushed tomatoes
  • 800g tomato puree or passata
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute garlic until aromatic and tender. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato puree, oregano, parsley, Romano cheese, Parmesan cheese, bay leaves and onion powder. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 40 minutes.

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