How to Make Authentic ‘Pasta Asciutta,’ (Italian Tomato Sauce) to Eat With Pasta



When talking about a good pasta it is impossible not to think of a fresh tomato sauce to accompany these delicious dishes. And if we are talking about the best tomato pastas, we must know the Italian recipe.

For this, we move to the traditional recipe of Italian cuisine that consecrated the world taste of pasta and this companion that will not be missing on your table.

A tomato sauce that, in spite of having different variations in all the places and regions of the country, gathers a millinery step in its history that has added new flavors, preparations and unique styles.

The Italian pasta sauce serves as a base for many dishes that come out of the kitchen, where its main characteristics such as:

  • Flavor.
  • Color.
  • Seasoning.

They come out in a presentation that is unique and for the memory of each of your guests.

Do you dare to prepare it? Grab your apron because we are already getting in tune with the traditional Italian Tomato Sauce.

Ingredients Italian Tomato Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • 2 large sweet onions.
  • 4 cloves garlic.
  • 2 large cans of crushed tomato.
  • 1 tablespoon basil.
  • Fresh Italian parsley.
  • 1 tablespoon oregano.
  • 1 bay leaf.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper.
  • Salt.
  • Sugar (optional).
  • Ground Parmesan cheese.


Start by preheating our frying pan over medium/low heat. Add the oil and add the thinly sliced onions.

After a few minutes we add the garlic to the fire and let it cook.

In the same way we will add the rest of the ingredients to the mixture. Add the oregano, salt and pepper to taste.

Add the tomato and the bay leaf and continue stirring the sauce with a paddle or wooden spoon in a mixture that will begin to take its color.

Just add fresh basil and parsley to complement the seasoning of our Italian sauce.

You can add any other ingredient you wish to season to taste.

Cover the pan or pot in which you have the mixture and let it cook for an hour over low heat. Keep stirring sporadically.

After the hour you can remove the sauce and serve. You can add sugar to even out the flavor if it became a little acidic during the cooking process.

Serve with the pasta of your choice and accompany it with a good Parmesan cheese to give it a more pure Italian flavor.

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