Not so basic, basic tomato sauce




I hate to call this basic, because it is far from it! Slowly cooked over a low heat for 1 hour +, creates this amazingly rich, thick tomato sauce. I use this for pasta sauces and pizza toppings. It is really quick to make and you can make it in batch and then freeze it in portions, for a later date.

Why not try this on top of my Sweet Potato Pizza; 3 ingredient pizza base


Not so basic, basic tomato sauce

  • Author: blearyeyedbaker
  • Cook Time: 70 minutes
  • Total Time: 70 minutes


A delcious, rich tomato sauce. Ideal for pasta sauces and pizza bases.



1/2 Large Onion, or one small onion

1 Clove of Garlic

Sprig of Rosemary approx 4/5 inches

1 carton of passata


  • Finely chop the onion, garlic and rosemary leaves together
  • Heat a tblsp of olive oil in a saucepan
  • Add the onion garlic rosemary mix and cook on a low heat until the onions are just starting to colour
  • Add the passata and turn the heat right down to simmer
  • Cook on simmer for 1 hour, continually stirring
  • By now it should be thickening up and looking a lovely rich colour
  • Season to your taste – I don’t add salt as usually my daughter eats this sauce too

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