Pasta with Tomato Sauce, a typical Italian Recipe.

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Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 360 gr. penne or other pasta
  • 400gr. tomato
  • 1 small onion, pasta pomodoro 1gr
  • half stick of celery,
  • a piece of carrot,
  • a pinch of sugar,
  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper (if you like).


  1. – Finely chop onion, celery and carrot.
  2. – Heat a little extra virgin olive oil in a saucepan and add the chopped vegetables.
  3. pasta pomodoro 2gr Fry on medium flame for few minutes, being careful not to burn.
  4. – Then add the peeled and seeded tomatoes (peeled tomatoes or tomato sauce are also ok).
  5. – Mix well and boil, adding salt (and pepper to taste). pasta pomodoro4
  6. – Continue cooking for 25-35 minutes, adding from time to time, a ladle of hot water, so as not to dry out the sauce.
  7. – It is possible the sauce’s taste is slightly sour (this also depends on the quality of tomatoes used), then add a teaspoon of sugar.
  8. – While cooking the tomato changes colour from red to orange. This will help you recognize if it is ready. Tomato-based sauce has a very different cooking times, I advise you to cook no more than 40 minutes.
  9. – When it is cooked add the pasta.
  10. –    Serve hot.

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