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Spaghetti served with traditional red sauce


A delicious traditional spaghetti, vegetarian style!

  • Serves: 4 |
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  • Prep Time : 8 mins |
  • Cook Time : 1:10 hours
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  • 45ml (3 tbsp) butter
  • 60ml (¼ cup) olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 x 420g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • handful of fresh basil
  • 400g spaghetti
  • Parmesan, freshly grated


1 Melt the butter and oil in a pot and sauté the garlic for a few seconds. Add the tomatoes, water, season well and basil leaves and cover.  Cook stirring occasionally for about 1 hour. Add more water only if the sauce is getting very dry.

2 Pour the sauce into a food processor and process until smooth. Pour back into the pot and keep warm. At this stage you can add a little fresh cream if you like.

3 In plenty of salted boiling water cook the pasta until al dente and drain.

4 Pour the pasta into a serving dish and toss through the sauce. Serve with plenty of Parmesan and fresh chilli if desired.