$1.50 pasta sauce

This sauce is the basis for pretty much everything Mr Ecochick cooks. Well everything Italianish. This sauce is very versatile and can be used on its own over filled pasta or add mushrooms, carrots, lentils, vegetarian mince and top with cheese for a wonderful spaghetti bolognese or use as a pizza sauce or any other way you’d like.  
 
1 small onion
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 can tomatoes
¼ tsp paprika
¼ tsp ground coriander seed
Pepper and salt to taste
10 fresh leaves (1T dried) Basil
10 fresh leaves (1T dried) oregano
Finally dice the onions, fry in plenty of olive oil when cooked add spices and garlic fry for a minute then add tomatoes. When bubbling add the herbs.
To make a pasta sauce cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
To make a pizza sauce uncover and simmer for 20 minutes stirring so it doesn’t burn.  

I know you can buy store bought sauce cheaper but trust me they will never taste as good as this one!! I’m going to grow my own roma tomatoes so that I can freeze them and make our own sauce from scratch.  



       

6 thoughts on “$1.50 pasta sauce

  1. October 17, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Yep….I do things like this….to bulk it out even more I will add beans of some description….Will also chuck in a bag of mixed frozen veg….(still working on starting my garden so no veg from there yet)

  2. October 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Looks great! Can I suggest you fry in coconut oil instead of olive oil, which should not be used at high temperature.

  3. October 18, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Lovely and economical! Please post it over on our page: Caroina HeartStrings. We are featuring Italian and sweet potatoes in October.

  4. October 19, 2011 at 1:32 am

    @Carolina HeartStrings Thank you I have posted it on your facebook page.

  5. October 19, 2011 at 1:32 am

    @Katrina That sounds like a great idea will try that too thanks.

  6. November 2, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Sounds heavenly. I can’t wait for my basil to grow big enough for me to try this recipe. I’ve got lots of oregano already.

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