Tomato sauce for lasagna
Lasagne is a classic Italian dish that has gained popularity all over the world. Layers of pasta interspersed with various stuffings, baked to perfection, is a tempting image that certainly attracts every lover of good food. One of the most important elements that makes lasagna so tasty is the tomato sauce. Its juicy, rich flavor combined with a mild béchamel sauce and crunchy cheese on top create a unique dining experience. Although the tomato sauce for lasagna looks complicated, it is really easy to make at home. Proper preparation of the sauce is the key to a successful lasagne , as it is what adds depth and intensity to the dish. Traditional tomato sauce for lasagna is made of good quality tomatoes, herbs and spices, which together create a perfect harmony of flavors. Whether you're making lasagna for the family for a weekend dinner or planning an impressive dinner party for your guests, this homemade tomato sauce is sure to elevate your dish to the next level.
- 2 cans of pelati (about 800g (28oz))
- 1 onion (about 150g (5.3oz))
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (about 30ml (1oz))
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- Peel the onion and garlic, then chop them finely.
- In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, frying them until golden and fragrant.
- Add the pelati to the pot. If the tomatoes are large, you can crush them with a spoon into smaller pieces.
- Add sugar, salt, pepper, oregano and basil. Stir to combine everything well, then reduce the heat to low.
- Let the sauce cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. After this time, the sauce should thicken and become intense in flavor.
- Now the tomato sauce is ready to be used in lasagna . You can rub it through a strainer if you like to make it smoother, but that's optional.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Macro nutrients per 100 grams
Calories: 36.6 kcal
Carbohydrate: 7.4 g
Protein: 1.3 g
Fat: 0.2 g
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