Easy Tomato Pasta Sauce

    30 mins

    Ripe, juicy tomatoes find a great use in this tasty vegetarian pasta sauce that you can eat with spaghetti, with fried breaded chicken or just poured over fried brinjal slices. You may add dried red mirchi flakes to add spice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 3 tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons tomato purée
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large pan over medium heat, cook onion in olive oil until translucent. Stir in tomatoes, cook until juice begins to thicken. Stir in tomato purée, salt and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes more, until rich and thick.


    Find yourself with an abundance of tomatoes? Make several batches of this basic sauce and then freeze in meal-size portions!

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    This is a great sauce. I found it to be missing a bit of richness, so I added one cup of chicken stock and let it reduce down, I also added some fresh basil right before serving. I served the sauce over spaghetti with homemade meatballs. The result was fantastic!  -  19 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    So I really enjoyed how basic this recipe was. I was in desperate need of utilizing too many left over Costco tomatoes and this was right up my alley. I didn't have tomato paste, but seeing a review wishing to omit anyway - I did. While I was sauteing the onions I felt like it was missing the "smell." So I added 3 cloves of grated garlic and dried basil. It turned out fantastic! I can still smell my sauce now - Yummy. Thanks for the recipe.  -  20 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    SOOO easy, but I wasn't crazy about the tomato paste. Since I was using garden fresh tomatoes, I wish I'd skipped the 'canned' paste because I think it took away from the flavor of the fresh tomatoes. Can't beat it for ease and it was good- just not quite what I was looking for tonight. Thanks for the submission!  -  17 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)