A plate of fettuccine covered in red sauce and garnished with Basil leaves

Easy Basil Tomato Sauce

  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-4 1x


Pour over your favorite pasta or use as a base to a pizza, this quick and easy tomato and fresh basil sauce is a favorite for both kids and adults. #kidfood #healthyrecipes #easymeals #pasta #pizza



  • 46 cloves of garlic
  • 23 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 400 g (14 oz) can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • handful of Fresh Basil leaves (about 50 g)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium sauce pan, add sliced garlic to olive oil and cook over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes until garlic has started to infuse into the oil.  Be watchful when doing this as the garlic can burn quickly.
  • Open up a can of canned tomatoes, transfer it to a bowl and crush it up with your hands as much as you can.  Add to garlic and olive oil along with 1/2 cup (120 ml) of water.
  • Bubble away for a minute or two until all ingredients have married together.
  • Using your hands, tear up basil leaves and add to sauce.
  • Stir and cook for a minute or so then add 1 tsp of sugar.  Cook for an additional minute.
  • Take off stove and blend together using a blender, immersion blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth.
  • Transfer back to the stove and cook for a minute or two.  Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Goes well over your choice of pasta or as a base for pizza.

  • Category: Sauce, Pasta
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: easy, quick, pasta sauce, pizza sauce, tomato, basil, tomato sauce

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