Basic Pasta Sauce

    40 mins

    Very simple, basic pasta sauce that can easily be varied by adding vegetables, mushrooms, seafood or meat.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 400g chopped tomatoes
    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic and fry for just a few seconds.
    2. Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil.
    3. Simmer for 5 minutes, stir in the pesto and remove from heat. Serve with your favourite pasta.

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    This was a marvelous sauce! The basil pesto added a wonderfully rich flavor element to the tomatoes, and it was so quick and easy, making it a refreshing summer dinner. I added seasoned ground turkey for protein and it tasted amazing! Thank you!  -  20 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)