The key to all pasta sauce recipes is simplicity. If you go to Italy the main reason why all of the sauces taste so great is that they are made with a few simple ingredients.
Pasta Sauce Ingredients:
1 500g carton/bottle of tomato pasata
1 garlic clove finely chopped
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 fresh red chili pepper
1 handful of chopped fresh basil leaves
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and when hot add the garlic and cook for a minute or until it takes on a light brown colour. Next add the pasata, chili pepper and 3/4 of the basil. Stir well, turn down the heat and simmer for 10-20 minutes.
After 20 minutes remove form the heat and add to a pan containing your drained pasta. Place back on to the heat and stir for 30 seconds. Serve the pasta into bowls or plates and add some freshly grated parmesan cheese and the remainder of the fresh basil together with some freshly ground black pepper.
Pasta sauce recipes for shop bought sauces often contain lots of salt and preservatives in order to increase their shelf life. However as can be seen with the sauce recipe above pasta sauce recipes need not be complicated, infact the simple ones are often the best.