Easy Pasta with Homemade Sauce

This low-cost pasta with a simple Italian tomato sauce is as simple as 1, 2, 3!

Easy Pasta with Homemade Sauce

This low-cost pasta with a simple Italian tomato sauce is as simple as 1, 2, 3! It’s a great basic recipe that allows you to add anything else you might like – basil, olives, mushrooms, bacon – you name it!

Or simply enjoy as is, with a generous portion of Parmesan grated over the top!

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 400g can Italian diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • large pinch chopped fresh continental parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 200g dried penne pasta

 

Method
In a large frypan over medium heat, heat oil and add the onion, cooking until softened. Add the garlic and stir for about one minute.

Turn the heat up to high and add the tomatoes and tomato paste. Bring contents of pan to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring for about five minutes. Stir in parsley and sugar, and season with salt and pepper.

While the sauce simmers, cook the pasta in a saucepan of boiling water, following packet directions.

Drain the pasta and add to the sauce. Stir to combine and serve immediately. Grate some Parmesan over the top – and bon appetit!

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    COMMENTS

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    Fran
    7th Jan 2019
    10:53am
    Another recipe that doesn’t match the picture!
    Gypsy
    7th Jan 2019
    2:18pm
    Typical of YLC. Doesn't show any professionalism at all. If it's such a simple dish to make, make it, & then they could have taken a photo with penne being the ingredient as per the recipe. Not YLC though!
    vinradio
    7th Jan 2019
    7:26pm
    A recipe? Then any photo vaguely resembling some of the ingredients will do!
    Cat
    10th Jan 2019
    12:24am
    I like to double or triple the ingredients and freeze sauce for ready made use later.


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