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Tomato Sauce for Pasta or Pizza

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 40 minutes

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Serves 8

A versatile tomato sauce that's easy to make, great for pasta or a pizza sauce base. Make a large batch and freeze half.

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Pasta Sauce

  • 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large onion (or 2 small onions) finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp (vegetarian) Worcester sauce
  • 2 tsp balsamic vingear
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried Oregano
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Glug of red wine (optional)
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for frying

For Pizza Sauce:

  • Tomato Puree


  1. Warm a little olive oil in a large high sided frying pan. Add the onion and the dried oregano, fry over a medium heat until the onion is soft and transparent. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Add the red wine if using and continue to fry for another minute.

  2. Add the chopped tomatoes followed by all the other ingredients. Simmer for about 30 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly. Taste and season - add more Worcester sauce if required.

  3. Optional: If you have a food blender you can put the sauce through the blender on the slowest setting to get an even consistency in the sauce.

  4. If using as a pizza sauce: add a little tomato puree to thicken

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