Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil

The classic Italian Tomato Sauce!

Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil


5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped finely
1 lb 12 oz canned chopped tomatoes
4 garlic cloves, cut into fourths
salt and pepper
1 lb dried spaghetti
large handful fresh basil leaves, shredded
freshly grated Parmesan, to serve


1 – Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook gently for 5 minutes, until soft. Add the tomatoes and garlic. Bring to a boil, then simmer over a medium-low heat for 25-30 minutes, or until the oil separates fromt he tomato. Season with salt and pepper.

2 – Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and transfer to a warm serving dish.

3 – Pour the sauce over the pasta. Add the basil and toss well to mix. Serve with Parmesan.

Servings: 4