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Basic tomato and basil sauce for pasta

Basic tomato and basil sauce for pasta

This is a really easy pasta sauce recipe - vary the flavour by adding different ingredients (see Top recipe tip below).

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently cook the onion and garlic until softened. Stir in the tomatoes, chilli flakes, balsamic vinegar and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook slowly for 45 minutes-1 hour. Stir in the basil and season with salt and pepper. This can be left chunky or blended in a food processor for a smooth sauce.

  2. Serve spooned over cooked pasta with plenty of parmesan cheese.

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