Tomato and Basil Sauce with Pasta

Made with tomatoes, basil, parmesan cheese and a hint of garlic, this traditional pasta sauce is good served with small pasta shapes.

Recipe courtesy of "Organic: Baby and Toddler Cookbook" by Lizzie Vann, copyright 2006. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Tomato and Basil Sauce with Pasta

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    Ingredients

    1 tsp olive oil 1/2 small potato, peeled and chopped
    1/2 very small onion, finely chopped 2 oz (60 g) tinned tomatoes, chopped
    1/2 small celery stick, finely chopped 1/2 tsp cream cheese
    1/2 small garlic clove, chopped 1/2 tsp grated parmesan
    1/4 tsp chopped fresh basil 3 tbsp water
    1 small carrot, peeled and chopped 1 tbsp pasta shapes

    directions

    Prep: 15 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat. Fry the onion, celery, garlic and basil until soft, about 5 minutes. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Add the carrot, potato, tomatoes, cream cheese, parmesan and water to the pan. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

    • 2

      Cook the pasta according to the directions on the packet and drain well. Puree or mash the sauce to a slightly lumpy texture. Stir in the reserved fried vegetables and extra water if a thinner consistency is preferred.

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