Pantry pasta sauce

Pantry pasta sauce

Pantry pasta sauce

This tasty pasta sauce can be created from the ingredients in your pantry. It is a great tomato base for you to then add what you have on hand in your fridge.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 tin crushed tomatoes

  • 1 tsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tsp dried basil


  1. In a frying pan, heat the oil and fry the onion until translucent.
  2. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for one minute.
  3. Pour the tomatoes into the pan and stir in the basil, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Adjust seasoning using the salt and pepper.
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes.


  • This is the basic recipe and now you can add anything you like.
  • I like to use tuna and olives or bacon and chilli.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, Australia’s best recipe finder.