Basic Napoletana sauce

Napoletana is such a simple and easy sauce to make, and a great base to any incredible dish! From spaghetti and meatballs, to a topping on a parmigiana! 

Serves 4
2 400g cans of crushed tomatoes 
1 medium brown onion, finely diced 
1 long red chilli, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed 
2 tbsp. olive oil 
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp. dried oregano
6 basil leaves 
1 cup water


  1. Heat olive oil in a deep pot over medium to high heat for 2 minutes
  2. Add onion, garlic and chilli and cook for 5 minutes or until onion becomes translucent, ensuring to stir constantly. 
  3. Add crushed tomatoes and water heat for 5 minutes. 
  4. Add salt, pepper and oregano. Leave to simmer on a low hear for 15 minutes. 
  5. Add basil leaves and cook for a further 5 minutes. 
  6. Serve with your favourite pasta!