Tomato Sauce with Pasta

Tomato Sauce with Pasta

A simple and satisfying classic. Great for kids. Why not get them to help you make it?


(Serves 4)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 garlic clove, crushed

2 cans chopped tomatoes

1 crumbled stock cube

1 tablespoon tomato purée

1 teaspoon molasses

Basil leaves, chopped (optional)

300 grammes pasta


1: Heat the oil in a pan, add the garlic, then gently fry for 1 minute.

2: Tip in all the other ingredients, except the basil. In a jug add boiling water to the stock cube, stir well and add to the pan. Bring mixture to the boil.

3: Reduce the heat, then simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4: Cook the pasta according to instructions, drain and mix in the sauce. Add chopped basil leaves to taste.

Photo credit: Patricia Niven

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