Rich and Pretty Pasta Sauce
1 (28 ounce) can whole or chopped tomatoes
2 cups carrots, roughly chopped
1 large onion, roughly chopped
1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons sugar
1 bouillon cube
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (optional garnish)
pasta, to serve
1. Except for olive oil and red pepper flakes, put everything in a saucepan and cook on medium heat until carrots are tender. Puree with a hand blender.
2. Add olive oil and whiz again with the hand blender for about 15 seconds.
3. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
4. Give it a final whiz with the hand blender (careful, it's hot!) and serve over pasta garnished with red pepper flakes.
This is a rich, subtle sort of sauce that is also very pretty. The red pepper flakes add a bit of heat and also compliment the sauce's vibrant orange color.
Source of recipe: A friend of mine gave me this recipe.