Homemade Yummy Pasta Sauce

Homemade Yummy Pasta Sauce

 

In our house we eat a lot of pasta dishes because they are not only a quick meal to create but you can also make lots of different pasta dishes out of  left overs from previous meals, helping me create zero food waste in our home. One of my favorite sauces to use with my pasta dishes is my homemade tomato based pasta sauce, which is quick and easy to make and can be made in bulk as it freezes well.

Yummy Pasta Sauce Recipe 2

Ingredients 
  • 1Tin of tomatoes or in the summer you can use fresh tomatoes
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Courgettes
  • 2 Peppers (Any colour can be used)
  • Mushrooms
  • Fresh spinach around half a bag or you can use 5 blocks of the frozen variety
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • 1 Vegetable stock  cube or 1/2 a jam jar of homemade vegetable stock
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Tomato puree
  • Olive oil or coconut oil
  • Knob of Butter
  • 1/2 Glass of red wine (optional)
Method 
  1. Gently warm butter and oil in a very large saucepan while you chop the vegetables. (You dont have to chop them up too small because you are going to use a blender at the end of cooking to make your sauce smooth.)
  2. Put the garlic and all the vegetables apart from the spinach into the saucepan. Cook for a few minutes until soft, then crumble up your stock cube (or pour in your homemade vegetable stock) over you vegetables. Add your herbs, spinach, tinned tomatoes (or skinless fresh tomatoes), red wine and mix well.
  3. Turn the heat up and let your sauce simmer until your sauce has reduced to the right consistency you like.
  4. Once your sauce is the right consistency, take off the heat and blend into a smooth sauce, either use straight away or pour into mason jars and set to one side to cool. Once your sauce is completely cold label your mason jar and pop into the freezer until you need it.
Please note if you are going to freeze this sauce, do not fill your mason jar all the way to the top as your sauce will expand in the freezer and if there is not enough room for it to expand your glass jar will shatter.  
 
Happy Sauce Making
Whats your favorite pasta dish you enjoy?

 

 

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