Classic Pomodoro ( PASTA)

1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 x 400 g cans chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried thyme
1 piece dried bay leaf
3 tablespoons torn basil leaves
freshly grated Parmesan Cheese, to serve ( optional)

  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and cook the onion over medium heat or 4-5 minutes, or until softened.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds before adding the tomato, tomato paste, dried parsley, thyme and bay leaf.
  3. Add some salt and pepper.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the basil.
  6. Toss over a hot pasta and serve with grated Parmesan Cheese.

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