Home-made Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce

A fresh & versatile base sauce that is perfect for Pasta, Lasagne, Meatballs, Bolognese & a perfect sauce for Pizza bases. Slow cooking helps to concentrate those delicious fresh flavours.

A fresh & versatile base sauce that is perfect for Pasta, Lasagne, Meatballs, Bolognese & a perfect sauce for Pizza bases. Slow cooking helps to concentrate those delicious fresh flavours.

Yields1 Serving
 1 kg Ripe Tomatoes
 2 Onions
 3 Cloves of Garlic, crushed (more or less to taste)
 ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 1 cup Tomato Paste
 1 tbsp Mrs Rogers Italian Herbs
 2 Mrs Rogers Bay Leaves
 1 cup Finely chopped fresh Basil Leaves (more or less to taste)
 1 tbsp Sugar
 1 tsp Mrs Rogers Sea Salt & Pepper
1

Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium heat.

2

Finely dice onions and add to pot with crushed garlic. sauté for at least 10 mins without browning until onions are softened.

3

Add finely diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian Herbs, Bay Leaves, sugar & salt, stir to combine, cover & simmer on medium-low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Sauce should be thick, if still watery, simply keep cooking, uncovered for another 15-30mins until thick.

4

Add basil Leaves & pepper & cook for a further 10 minutes, taste & add extra seasoning to taste.

5

Pour hot into sterilized preserving jars or let cool and freeze in meal sized portions. Leave sauce chunky.

HINTS & TIPS; Add 1/2 Cup red wine for extra rich depth of flavour; Blanch tomatoes in a pot of boiling water & refresh under cold water to peel off skin for a smooth sauce; Add Mrs Rogers Chilli Pieces for extra heat & spice.

Ingredients

 1 kg Ripe Tomatoes
 2 Onions
 3 Cloves of Garlic, crushed (more or less to taste)
 ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 1 cup Tomato Paste
 1 tbsp Mrs Rogers Italian Herbs
 2 Mrs Rogers Bay Leaves
 1 cup Finely chopped fresh Basil Leaves (more or less to taste)
 1 tbsp Sugar
 1 tsp Mrs Rogers Sea Salt & Pepper

Directions

1

Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium heat.

2

Finely dice onions and add to pot with crushed garlic. sauté for at least 10 mins without browning until onions are softened.

3

Add finely diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian Herbs, Bay Leaves, sugar & salt, stir to combine, cover & simmer on medium-low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Sauce should be thick, if still watery, simply keep cooking, uncovered for another 15-30mins until thick.

4

Add basil Leaves & pepper & cook for a further 10 minutes, taste & add extra seasoning to taste.

5

Pour hot into sterilized preserving jars or let cool and freeze in meal sized portions. Leave sauce chunky.

Home-made Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce