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Simple Tomato Sauce Recipe

📋Simple Tomato Sauce Recipe

Make a simple tomato sauce recipe, not too many flavours or spices. Garlic and basil, that is all you need. When the tomatoes are tasty and full of flavour, simplicity is the winner. This is THE ITALIAN tomato sauce recipe a quick and easy sauce recipe!
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword canned tomato sauce, Italian tomato sauce, Simple tomato sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 456kcal


Preparing the tomato sauce

  • Stir fry the garlic with the extra virgin olive oil
  • Once brown remove from the pan
  • Pour the tomato sauce, watch out as it can splatter
  • Add 1 tsp of salt and stir
  • Add the basil leaves
  • Cover and let it simmer with the top slightly open

Prepare the pasta

  • Bring to boil a large pan of water with 1 tbsp of salt
  • Pour the Maccheroni in the water and let them boil for the time indicated in the box (I always do 1 minute less as I like it al dente)
  • Drain the pasta and pour into a bowl

Seasoning the pasta

  • Add immediately 3 tbsp of tomato sauce and stir
  • Add more tomato sauce on top
  • Add some freshly grated Parmesan either in the serving bowl or bring it at the table for everyone to add their desired amount



Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 2460mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg