Easy Tomato Sauce

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Easy Tomato Sauce

English name:

Easy tomato sauce

Original name:

Sugo di pomodoro






Cooking/baking time:


Easy tomato sauce ingredients:

  • 2 medium-sized onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 1/4 oz. (600 g) passata di pomodoro (tomato purée)
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • Basil
  • 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

This tasty and very easy tomato sauce is an excellent, fast topping for Italian pasta. It only takes 5 minutes of preparing, and it’s ready in 30 minutes. It’s fresh, tasty and a far cry from canned or processed tomato sauces. You can use it as is for a fast Italian pasta-dinner, or you can enrich it with other ingredients to make a large variety of sauces (e.g. tuna sauce, vegetable sauces).

Easy Tomato Sauce Recipe

  1. Peel and cut the vegetables. Make a purée of the carrots, onions, celery and 2 cloves of garlic in a blender.
  2. Easy Tomato Sauce: Cut The Vegetables

    Cut the vegetables

    Easy Tomato Sauce: Carrot, Celery And Onion Purée

    Carrot, celery and onion purée

  3. Sauté the vegetable purée in the olive oil for about 10 minutes, until they lose their water content.
  4. Easy Tomato Sauce: Vegetables in the Saucepan

    Sauté the vegetables to lose their water content

  5. Pour in the tomato purée (“passata di pomodoro”). Add the remaining 4 cloves of garlic and let it simmer for 15 minutes in a low heat. The longer you cook it the better it gets, but for a fast meal it’s totally enough to simmer it for 15 minutes. Add salt, pepper, basil and oregano to taste.
  6. Easy Tomato Sauce: Sauté It For 15 Minutes

    Sauté it for 15 minutes

How To Serve Your Easy Tomato Sauce

This easy tomato sauce is an excellent topping for any kind of Italian pasta by itself. You can also enrich it with almost anything you like, and you get your own, Italian pasta dinner. Once it’s ready, add some olives, canned tuna, top it with some grated parmiggiano reggiano, and you get an amazing pasta dish in no time. The best of all: no one will tell you it took only a few minutes to prepare.

As you can see in the second picture below, I served it on pipette rigate, adding some olives, blue cheese and parmiggiano reggiano.

My advise is to make a large quantity of this easy tomato sauce, and store it in your freezer in small containers. This way you have fresh pasta dinner in 10 minutes, and I guarantee you it’s much better than any kind of processed food. This is the traditional Italian way to make it, store a large quantity in the freezer and use it every night for their famous “primi piatti” pasta dishes.

Easy tomato sauce with Italian pasta
Easy tomato sauce: Pipette rigate with olives and blue cheese

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