This is one of those recipes I have always just made. Until I had Miss Muffin it never occurred to me to buy ready made pasta sauces. Often I have one in the cupboard for ‘Justin’ (just in case) and I often end up using the jar as a curry base rather than a pasta sauce. In this recipe I do not use the cheapest tinned tomatoes, they do work fine, the Wattie’s special range give a fuller flavour. I stock up when they are on offer.
The great thing about this simple sauce is you can make everyone’s bowl to their taste. For example, I put chilli flakes and some sour cream in my bowl and chilli flakes, sliced salami in Mr Muffin’s bowl.
Tomato pasta sauce- Muffinmum.com
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium size onion white or red, diced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 tin of tomatoes
2 tsp dried mixed herbs
Heat the olive oil and then add the garlic and onion
Cook until transparent
Add tomato paste and cook until all goes red
Add tomatoes and dried herbs
Simmer gently for 5 minutes
Cover and cook for a further 10 mins
Serve over pasta of your choice.