Classic Basic Tomato Pasta Sauce

This is my recipe for a classic basic tomato pasta sauce that is full of flavor and packed with veggies. It’s perfect if your kids are picky eaters. It’s a sauce that you can use on your spaghetti, linguini or even lasagna.

Basic Tomato Pasta Sauce from The Happy Foodie Family

There are as many recipes for tomato sauce, but this one is a classic, stunning, full-bodied sauce to star in your pasta dish. The tomato paste thickens up the sauce and adds some richness, but you can leave it out if you prefer a thinner sauce. You can even add some meatballs or extra vegetables to the dish if you want a more robust meal. 

I learned this recipe from my niece, who again got this recipe from her neighbor. This proves it’s a good recipe, that everyone wants to try. It’s not difficult at all, and you’ll be so happy with the results, You’ll never buy ready-made jars of pasta sauce again after trying this simple, easy recipe. 

basic tomato pasta sauce by the happy foodie family


  1. Take a large pot and sprinkle generously with olive oil.
  2. Fry the roughly chopped onions, garlic, carrots, peppers and tomatoes. Also add the rosemary and thyme.
  3. When the onion has browned a little bit, add the concentrated tomato puree and stir for a minute.
  4. Then add the cans of peeled tomato, together with the salt, pepper and sugar.
  5. Give it a stir and leave it to simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes.
  6. Leave the sauce to cool and then puree the sauce with a blender until smooth.
  7. The sauce is ready to use. Enjoy your classic tomato pasta sauce!


  • olive oil
  • 3 onions
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 chilli pepper (optional)
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 little cans of concentrated tomato puree
  • 4 cans of peeled tomatoes in tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • rosemary
  • thyme

Hope you like this recipe! If you try it out or anything else from my blog, I’d really love to hear any feedback! Please like or leave a comment, or tag a photo @happyfoodiefam on Instagram! Thank you.

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