Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Pantry pasta sauce recipe

You can make this basic tomato sauce from the contents of your pantry and have it on the table in 10 minutes. Find more on Kidspot, New Zealand's recipe finder.



  • 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


In a frying pan, heat the oil and fry the onion until translucent.

Add the garlic to the pan and cook for one minute.

Pour the tomatoes into the pan and stir in the basil, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar.

Adjust seasoning using the salt and pepper.

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, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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