The Co operative Tomato and Garlic Pasta Sauce
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  • When I stirred this into pasta as suggested I was disappointed because the sauce is rather thin and so it just rolls off the pasts, coating it only thinly
  • I think with tomato pasta sauce generally I prefer a thicker sauce which is either nice and creamy or very spicy with an intense flavour
  • I was looking forward to a lasagna so I bought the accompanying garlic bread, sauce and cheddar cheese and even got myself a nice pudding too but I had forgotten the lasagna sheets like a genius
  • After scratching my head and pondering the problem, I did the following instead

    • by jeanne71
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      This is a sauce that you are supposed to heat up gently and stir into freshly cooked pasta. Personally I find it too bland to use it that way, but I use it successfully in more inventive ways. The sauce is made up of 61% tomatoes and seasoned with garlic, onion, basil and chives.

      When I stirred this into pasta as suggested I was disappointed because the sauce is rather thin and so it just rolls off the pasts, coating


      it only thinly. The actual taste is too bland for me.

      I think with tomato pasta sauce generally I prefer a thicker sauce which is either nice and creamy or very spicy with an intense flavour. I can make my own tomato sauce with tomatoes, tomato puree, garlic, paprika and chilli powder which is more of the taste I want.

      With this Co-op sauce, I can taste the garlic but it is not rich enough for me.

      However I have used this sauce to make a lasagna many times.

      I am a vegetarian so I make lasagne with red lentils (which works well) or aubergines (eggplant) instead of minced meat. With the addition of the tasty cheese sauce I pour over the top layer of the lasagna, this sauce works well and the whole meal is very tasty.

      Yesterday I discovered a new way of using it too. I was looking forward to a lasagna so I bought the ...


      • The Co operative Tomato and Garlic Pasta Sauce
      accompanying garlic bread, sauce and cheddar cheese and even got myself a nice pudding too but I had forgotten the lasagna sheets like a genius.

      After scratching my head and pondering the problem, I did the following instead. I had some penne pasta in the cupboard so I cooked that until it was al dente - just underdone - for about 8 minutes.

      I then spooned this Co-operative sauce all over the bottom of the baking dish and added the

      pasta and then fully covered the pasta with the rest of the sauce. I had lentils in the sauce but they add no taste so I imagine this would work with mince or even with the sauce on its own.

      I then poured cheese sauce over the top as I would wish a lasagne and baked it for about 15-20 minutes. This meal was also really tasty.

      So, a useful sauce but too bland for me to use on its own though.




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