Easy Tomato Sauce

A simple staple recipe that is quick and easy to prepare.

By Jamie Oliver

Easy Tomato Sauce
10 mins cooking time
Serves 2

This simply tomato sauce is an ideal base for a range of dishes and was featured on Jamie Oliver's Keep Cooking and Carry on Show.

Kids , Dairy-Free , Egg-Free , Gluten-Free , Low calorie , Vegan , Vegetarian , Easy , Dinner

Recipe nutrition per serving

354 kcals

Of an adults reference intake


2 cloves of garlic
Olive oil
1 x 400 g tin of good quality plum tomatoes
Optional: extra virgin olive oil



Peel and finely slice the garlic, then place in a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Stir regularly until lightly golden.


Pour in the tomatoes, either scrunching them through your hands, or breaking them up with a wooden spoon. Let it simmer on a low heat until your pasta is cooked.


Use tongs to drag the pasta straight into the sauce, letting a little starchy cooking water go with it.


Toss well over the heat, then serve. I like to finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

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