This a very handy homemade Basic Italian Tomato Sauce recipe, use it in any number of infinite ways, coat a pizza, with pasta and even as a sandwich spread. The above video is taken from my Udemy Course: Cooking Italian for Beginners. If you fancy taking the course, here’s a voucher code that’ll let you have the course for just £5/$5 (depending on where you are!):
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This is my very simple recipe for how to make a basic Italian Tomato Sauce. Every cook will have his or her own little preferences with regards to the tomatoes used, fresh or tinned, the types, the length of cooking, etc and my recipe just simplifies everything and keeps it speedy and simple.
In my course, this is the recipe we use to coat our pizza with, the last lecture in the course. I also love to add some chillies to it for a spicy Arabiata style sauce and it also makes a very handy tomato sauce when cooking Mexican! Of course, if you get some pasta going on the stove before you start cooking the tomato sauce, you’ll end up with a speedy complete meal in less than 20 minutes! With a side salad, of course!
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- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 small cloves garlic, chopped widthwise or finely 1 x 440g can good quality chopped tomatoes
- a handful basil leaves, torn
- pinch salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- Heat the oil on medium high heat in a frying pan.
- Fry the garlic for about 15 seconds.
- Add the chopped tomatoes, stir well and bring back to boil.
- Mash the tomatoes with a potato masher, if you like or leave as is.
- Add salt and pepper and simmer for another 5 minutes.
- That’s it, you now have a gorgeous tomato sauce bursting with
- flavours that will make all the difference on your pizza.