Basic Tomato and Garlic Spaghetti Sauce

    30 minutes

    I have just given the outline for the sauce, but you can add any kind of vegetables to it. I especially like it with mushrooms and capsicums.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 1/2 small onion, chopped
    • 2 spring onions, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
    • 1 (810g) can peeled and diced tomatoes
    • 4 teaspoons dried basil
    • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon white sugar

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion, spring onion and garlic. When onions are clear, stir in tomatoes, basil, oregano and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes.

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    So simple and tastes great! You can really do a lot with this. I added a can of tomato paste and thickened it a little quicker (probably totally illegal!) and added a bit more sugar and some salt and pepper. Very good and fast - loved it!  -  02 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe was yummy! I've never made homemade spaghetti sauce before, but I was in a pinch for something quick and easy to fix for supper. I stumbled upon this recipe and found I had most of the ingredients it called for and it only took 30 minutes to prepare! The only variations I made were using minced garlic & a little garlic powder, a whole yellow onion (since I did not have any green onions), and I added an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce & salt to taste. I was impressed! I'll definitely make this again!!  -  25 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    SUBSTITUTIONS: Stevia for sugar ADDITIONS: 1 lb. hamburger. I thought the sauce needed to be a bit "thicker" so I added a can of tomato paste. Turned out nicely and will definitely make again (with above mentioned modifications).  -  10 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)