Total time : 1 hour
Level : Easy
Serve : 5
This pasta with delicious tomato sauce is easy , quick , fragrant , fresh and the tastiest .
Tomatoes contain several different antioxidants depending on the variety . Tomato includes vitamin A , vitamin C , and it contains lycopene . It is also a good source of vitamin E .
400- 500 gr. pasta
about 3 Liter water
1 tbsp sea salt
FOR SAUCE INGREDIENTS AND DIRECTIONS :
4 middle size tomato , grated ( or use electric blender for finely chopping )
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbsp tomato paste
3 cloves garlic , minced
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp fresh basil leaves , chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1/5 tsp black pepper , ground
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp dried mint
1 cup water
Place a wide frying pan over medium heat and pour 3 tbsp olive oil and 1tbsp butter in the pan. Add the garlic and once the garlic begins to color lightly, add the grated tomato, tomato paste . Simmer for 5 minutes then add the chopped basil ,ketchup , 1tsp sugar , black pepper , red pepper flakes ,mint, the water, salt to taste .
Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until it is the perfect consistency. (If it is being thickenes , add more water. ) Remove from the heat , set aside .
I have made for years this recipe . Delicious tomato sauce is perfect for pasta and homemade pizza , meatballs .
FOR PASTA DIRECTIONS :
Pour 3 liter water in a wide sauce pan add 1 tbsp water and bring to boil then add the pasta. Cook for 10 minutes or aldante (or cook it according to packet instructions ).When the pasta has cooked , drain it in a strainer .
Coat the pasta with the delicious tomato sauce in the pan. Transfer into a serve plate and sprinkle , grated kashkaval cheese or cheddar cheese or parmesan cheese over the top . Serve immediately .