I learned at the Southern tip of the heel of Italy how to make a simple but very yummy basic sauce. I use this recipe whenever I need a base sauce for pasta, pizza, cannelloni or melanzane alla parmigiana.

I pour about 1 dl oil in a pan, sauté a tiny bit of grated onion in it, then pour 750-1000 ml tomato sauce over it and let it simmer for about 45 minutes.

Simple pasta sauces

Here are some ideas to jazz up the tomato sauce to make some great pasta sauces. You can add

Fresh basil, thyme, origano

Fried Mushrooms

Cooked and drained chick peas