Speedy Tomato Sauce

Speedy Tomato Sauce

Sugo di Pomodoro, an Italian staple recipe to serve with pasta, meat and fish. Perhaps the most versatile sauce that can be turned into an Arrabbiata sauce or put into a Melanzane alla Parmigiana- the possibilities are endless. Use this quick recipe for a tomato fix or make in batches to save!

Categories: Marinades & Dressings, Sides & Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 8 mins Cooking time: 12 mins



  • 675g firm ripe tomatoes, skinned and deseeded
  • 6 tbsp Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 1-2 tbsp basil, shredded evenly
  • Salt, to taste

To garnish

  • A few sprigs of basil


  1. Cut the tomatoes into thin, even strips. Put them into a non-metallic bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Leave to marinate for 3-4 hours.
  2. When you are ready to cook, gently simmer your tomato sauce in a pan on a medium heat.
  3. Use as a sauce for your favourite cooked pasta such as spaghetti or tagliatelle. Carefully stir in the sauce and serve at once.

Cooks tips

Suitable for vegetarians.

If time is not on your side, use a can of drained tomato fillets instead of the fresh tomatoes.

Cook with:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a unique rich fruity flavour and complements the fresh ingredients in all your recipes making it a perfect healthy condiment. This oil is ideal for sauces, marinades, drizzling and dipping.

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