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Basic pasta sauces: tomato sauce

22 mayo, 2021

Today we return to cooking class introducing ourselves in the second part of the pasta, exactly in the basic pasta sauces. If you search in our search engine you can find an infinity of different pasta sauces, some of them are the basic ones. Now we will take them up and order them within our cooking course.

Today we will start with the most basic for pasta. Ketchup. Yes, each house is made in a different way, we have the “typical Spanish” pasta, which basically consists of making an onion sauce, adding chorizo ​​or meatballs and a can of fried tomato. No man no. We can make very simple tomato sauces that will be a thousand times richer.

How to make a tomato sauce for pasta

In order to make a tomato sauce exquisite we are going to need some ingredients that are usually had at home. On the one hand, of course tomatoes. On the other hand we will need to make a small sauce, why not? Here I prefer only and exclusively to give prominence to the tomato so our sauce will be only garlic with basil branches. Although you can add green celery, green pepper, grated carrot, etc. Although we see the exact amounts of each thing.


  • 2 cloves of garlic, a bunch of fresh basil, 1/2 kg of tomatoes without skin and without seeds, salt, freshly ground black pepper and olive oil.


First we prepare the tomatoes to be able to peel them. In the “ass” we make a cross-shaped incision and put them in boiling water for 30 seconds. We take out, cool and we can peel them without problem. Then we cut them at the equator to be able to empty them of nuggets and liquid.

In a frying pan with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, put the finely chopped garlic for one minute as well as the basil sprigs, the leaves are reserved.

Making tomato sauce for pasta

When they begin to brown, add the tomatoes cut into more or less large pieces and half of the basil leaves slightly chopped and leave it until the tomatoes begin to fall apart.

During this time we will have boiling water with the pasta that we have decided. At the end we mix the tomato sauce with the cooked pasta.

The Tomato sauce is a staple when it comes to eating pasta. We can tune it in many different ways, adding the old choricito, the beef meatballs or other ingredients although I personally like it that way.

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