Pasta sauce...

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by ChubLock, 13 January 2008.

  1. ChubLock

    ChubLock Well-Known Member

    How do I make my own?

    Sounds simple I know...:eek:
  2. Lola

    Lola Regular Member

    I make mine with a tin of tomatoes, (or sometimes passata sauce) tomato puree, and mixed herbs or oregano, and salt and pepper. Just chuck it all in :D

    I add peppers, onions, and mushrooms to make it nicer and more filling. All no points! :D
  3. ChubLock

    ChubLock Well-Known Member

    Fab! Thank you :)
  4. SammyMac

    SammyMac Well-Known Member


    Like Lola above i make my own with tinned tomatoes, and add loads veg - onions, peppers, mushrooms to it i usually add a couple tsp Bouillon powder and to liven up a bit i add just a level tsp Pataks curry paste (Madras with chilli & cumin). Yum!

    Also try a tblsp red pesto on your cooked pasta - v. nice
  5. 10stonesize10

    10stonesize10 Member

    I make mine with a tin of tomatoes,onion and garlic
    and a handful of fresh basil at the end
    its the best.
  6. crimson_noir

    crimson_noir Well-Known Member

    Oxo make an Italian stock cube which I find works well in a tomato sauce, if you find the sauce tastes not quite right (I think the word maybe tart?) you can add a sprinkling of sugar or lemon juice.
  7. Maffie

    Maffie Well-Known Member

    I dice red onion, garlic and chilli sweat these off add passta sauce, tomato puree and peppers. I also added oregano (great herb with tomatos. Cook for 20 minutes then blend adding a handful of parsley in at the last minute of cooking.

    Can then be used alone or add extra veg for a chunky sauce. Freezable too.
  8. chocolatecat

    chocolatecat One day at a time :)

    I make mine with

    1-2 cloves garlic grated
    1 jar passata
    1 tin chopped tomatoes
    herbs of your choice (just ordinary dried mixed herbs works for me)
    tsp sugar
    2 tbsp tomato puree

    et voila!

    This goes a very long way as I find if you use a jar, you use far too much sauce.

    hth :D
  9. Lynsey

    Lynsey It Girl, Rag Doll

    Tin of chopped tomatoes (or 4 or 5 of fresh ones)
    1 or 2 cloves of garlic (depending on your taste)
    handful of fresh basil (or a teaspoon of dried)
    a red pepper
    a teaspoon of tomato puree
    a splash of lemon juice
    salt and pepper

    i just shove all that in a blender and its really nice

    oregano also works nice in addition to the basil!

    in fact.... im going to have pasta tonight, it's made me hungry haha!

    Last edited: 12 June 2009
  10. Paisley88

    Paisley88 Well-Known Member

    Few Ideas

    • Passata sauce with onions, grated carrots (for texture). But make sure you cook the passata quite well, maybea low simmer for 5 mins or so, to take the raw taste away from the tomatoes.
    • Greek Yoghurt with cucumber and mint sauce and lettuce makes a really nice pasta salad.
    Hope this helps.

  11. Iris

    Iris Well-Known Member

    For extra va-va-voom in the flavour department, make sure you brown your mince (if using) in small batches in a separate pan so you get good colour on it and the sugars in it start to caramelise. Then de-glaze that pan with a good glug of red wine and add the lot to your sauce. Really boosts the flavour.

    A very simple vegetarian pasta sauce is chopping up a load of veggies - carrots, plum tomatoes, red onions, leeks, red peppers and adding enough boiling water (with a spoon of vegetable bouillon) to cover them, then letting them simmer over a low heat for about 2 hours until you have what's basically a thick vegetable jam. Incredibly sweet and lusicious, really lovely with pasta.

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