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The quickest Tomato Sauce


This is my quickest recipe for tomato sauce which I use for pasta. I never buy bottled pasta sauce as I find them too sweet, and as this is very simple and quick to make I tend to use this quite often.
I always buy peeled plum tomatoes in a can instead of  chopped tomatoes, as the quality of the tomatoes is much better so I recommend that , and it is quite therapeutic to crush the tomatoes with your hands.

If you would like your sauce a little bit more spicy it is great to add a pinch of chili flakes to the sauce. Just add them at the same time as you add the basil.

frying garlic and basil

tomatoesauce with pepper

The quickest tomato sauce
Serves 4
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
12 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
12 min
  1. 2 cans peeled Plum Tomatoes
  2. 1 clove Garlic
  3. handful fresh Basil
  4. Olive Oil
  5. Sea Salt
  6. freshly ground Black Pepper
  1. Pour the plum tomatoes in a small bowl and squeeze them together with your hands.
  2. Place saucepan on medium heat and pour in a generous slug of olive oil. Add the garlic and after about a minute add the basil and let fry for about another minute.
  3. Add the plum tomatoes and season with salt and pepper, and let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes.
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