Fresh cherry tomato pasta sauce recipe

(26 ratings)

Triple tested: This delicious sauce is bursting with flavour – and it’s really easy to make. Brought to you by Essentials magazine

  • Vegetarian
Cooking Time50 mins
Total Time50 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories538 Kcal27%
Fat14 g20%
Saturated Fat2 g10%

Triple tested: This delicious pasta sauce is bursting with flavour – and it’s really easy to make. Brought to you by Essentials magazine


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  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2tbsp tomato purée
  • A pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • 150ml white wine
  • 850g vine plum tomatoes
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 250g cherry plum tomatoes
  • 400g dried pasta
  • Basil leaves





  1. Heat 4tbsp olive oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add 1 onion, finelychopped, and cook, stirring, for 6-8 mins, until soft. Stir in 2 garlic cloves, crushed, 2tbsp tomato purée and a pinch of dried chilli flakes.Cook for a further 2 mins.
  2. Add 150ml white wine, simmer for 1 min, then add850g vine plum tomatoes, skinned and chopped, and 1tsp sugar.Season and bring to the boil. Simmer, stirringoccasionally,for 20-30 mins until thick. Stir in 250g cherryplum tomatoes and cook for a further5 mins. Toss with 400g dried pasta, freshly cooked, and basil leaves.
Top Tip for making Fresh cherry tomato pasta sauce

Our pasta sauce recipe also makes a delicious soup: just add 500ml hot veg stock and whizz in a food processor.


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