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Chunky Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce recipe

Chunky Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce Recipe

A delightful and easy-to-make pasta sauce, bursting with the fresh flavours of tomato and basil.





  • Step 1.

    Begin by heating the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Step 2.

    Add the chopped onions and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Step 3.

    Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  • Step 4.

    Incorporate the cans of tomatoes, including the juice, into the pan. Use a wooden spoon to break the tomatoes into smaller pieces for a chunkier texture.
  • Step 5.

    Season the sauce with salt, black pepper, and sugar. Adjust according to your taste.
  • Step 6.

    Lower the heat and let the sauce simmer for 20 minutes, allowing the flavours to blend together.
  • Step 7.

    A few minutes before the end of cooking, add the fresh basil leaves and dried oregano, stirring well.
  • Step 8.

    For a richer flavour, you can also include a splash of red wine vinegar during the final minutes of simmering.
  • Step 9.

    Serve the sauce hot over your preferred pasta, garnished with additional basil leaves and grated Parmesan cheese if desired.


  1. 2 tbspOlive oil

  2. 2 Medium onions, finely chopped

  3. 3 Garlic cloves, minced

  4. 2 Cans of tomatoes

  5. 1 tspSalt

  6. 0.5 tspBlack pepper

  7. 1 tspSugar

  8. 20 Fresh basil leaves, chopped

  9. 1 tspDried oregano

  10. 1 tbspRed wine vinegar (optional)

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