Classic tomato sauce for pasta

4 servings Prep: 10 mins, Cooking: 20 mins

By Food24 February 16 2012
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Ingredients (8)

1 onion — large, finely chopped
2 garlic — large cloves, finely chopped
2x tinned tomatoes — chopped
45 ml tomato paste
salt and freshly ground black pepper
45 ml fresh parsley — or fresh basil
500 g pasta — spaghetti
parmesan cheese — grated
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Method:

Heat the oil and add the onion. Sauté until translucent then reduce heat and cook on low until the onion is soft and caramelized. Add the garlic and cook briefly. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Cook  uncovered until the sauce is reduced and thick. Season to taste with the salt, pepper and sugar and stir in the herbs.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta as directed on the pack. When done, drain (do not rinse), season and add a few drops of olive oil. Toss and serve with the tomato sauce and parmesan cheese.

Reprinted with permission of I Love Cooking.
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