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How Many Ways Can You Use Tomato Garlic & Chilli Pasta Sauce? Let’s Find Out!

by Marta Jordan Writer
Pasta sauce is an incredibly versatile ingredient and is a staple of many pantries across the country. A wide range of nutritious weeknight meals can be whipped up using a humble jar of tomato garlic & chilli pasta sauce, meals so delicious that your family will be begging for more!

The humble pasta sauce has a long and rich history, dating back to the late 1700s. The first mention of a tomato-based sauce being combined with pasta appeared in an Italian cookbook ‘L’Apicio moderno’ written by Roman chef Francesco Leonardi, a food writer who was also personal chef to Empress Catherine II of Russia.

Since then, a wide variety of tomato sauces — from marinara to amatriciana — have been developed by chefs across the world. Today, pasta is enjoyed everywhere from Australia to Tunisia and pasta sauce has found its place in an equally extensive variety of recipes.

While you can cook pasta sauce from scratch, the quality of commercial pasta sauces today is so good that picking a jar up at the supermarket is a far easier and more economical option — particularly when it gets to the end of a long, hard day and the last thing you feel like doing is attempting a complex, multi-step recipe.

If you are struggling to come up with a nutritious meal that will please the whole family, try these delicious recipes — all featuring a jar of tomato garlic & chilli pasta sauce as the hero ingredient. 

Pasta sauce recipes your family will love

Italian tomato chilli pasta bake
A cheesy pasta dish with a chilli kick, this meal is equally as tasty heated up the next day as leftovers. Serves 8.

Ingredients:
● 1 kg beef mince
● 1 large onion, chopped
● 2 cloves garlic, minced
● 1 jar tomato garlic & chilli pasta sauce
● 1 can diced tomatoes
● 150 g mushrooms, washed and chopped
● 2 tsp Italian seasoning
● 500 g pasta 
● 3 tomatoes, sliced
● ¾ cup shredded parmesan cheese
● ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180 ℃.
2. In a large pot, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until the mixture starts to brown.
3. Add the minced garlic and cook for a further minute.
4. Drain the mixture.
5. Add the mixture back to the pan and stir in the tomato garlic & chilli pasta sauce.
6. Add the can of diced tomatoes, chopped mushrooms, and Italian seasoning.
7. Bring the mixture to a boil.
8. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
9. In a large pot, boil water and add the pasta.
10. Cook the pasta until al dente — chewy and firm.
11. Drain the pasta and add it to the beef mixture.
12. Add the sliced tomatoes to the beef mixture and carefully stir through.
13. Pour the pasta and beef mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle the cheeses evenly on top.
14. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown — enjoy!

Tomato chilli chicken parmigiana 
Forget the pub; with this simple recipe, you can cook your favourite bistro meal at home — with an extra chilli kick! Serves 6.
 
Ingredients:
● 1 ½ cups bread crumbs
● 1 jar tomato garlic & chilli pasta sauce
● ½ tsp garlic powder
● ¼ cup grated parmesan
● 2 large eggs, beaten
● ½ cup plain flour
● 6 chicken breasts
● Pinch of salt and pepper
● Olive oil
● 1 cup shredded mozzarella 
● Sides to serve — chips, vegetables, or salad, your pick!

Method:
1. Preheat your oven to 200 ℃
2. Assemble three large mixing bowls. Fill one with the breadcrumbs, garlic powder and parmesan, the second with the flour, and the third with the beaten eggs.
3. Season chicken with salt and pepper to your liking.
4. Coat your first piece of chicken with flour, shaking off the excess.
5. Dip the floured chicken into the egg mixture.
6. Finally, coat the chicken with the bread crumb, garlic, and parmesan mixture.
7. Set the chicken breast aside and repeat the above process for the remaining pieces.
8. Take a deep pan, add a splash of olive oil and heat over medium-high heat.
9. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown, approximately 3 minutes each side.
10. Once cooked well, place the chicken on a towel-lined plate to drain.
11. After the chicken has drained, place it in a baking dish.
12. Top the chicken with tomato chilli pasta sauce, evenly spread across each piece.
13. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over the top.
14. Place the chicken pieces into the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes, until the cheese has melted to your liking.
15. Serve with your choice of side; salad, vegetables, or chips. Enjoy!

Tomato garlic & chilli pasta sauce — where would we be without it? The next time you are stuck for a midweek meal that will please both kids and adults alike, try one of the above recipes for guaranteed success!


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