Actifry Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce

by hintofhelen
Actifry Tomato Pasta Sauce

The Actifry can cook so much more than chips and roast potatoes. This month i’m working on writing up and photographing all my Actifry recipes and creations.

This Actifry pasta sauce recipe is absolutely heavenly. It is made quickly, and easily, meaning you don’t need to babysit a pan to get a rich, healthy pasta sauce from scratch.

The way i’ve served the sauce below is mixed through pasta, but this easy Actifry Tomato Sauce can be served with meat, vegetables or even as a pizza sauce.

Keep the paddle in whilst cooking this pasta sauce as it will perfectly rotate the onions and garlic turning them sweet and delicious. Please don’t skip adding the sugar, the addition of sugar to tomato dishes has a huge effect to the final taste – it makes the dish richer, cutting through the acidity of the tomatoes.

How To Make Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce In The Actifry

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  1. Begin by chopping the onion and crushing the garlic cloves
  2. Add the garlic and onion to the Actifry
  3. Then add the oil and cook for 10 minutes
  4. After 10 minutes, your onions should look like these:
  5. If you’re serving your sauce with pasta, I recommend you make a start on boiling the pasta, as per packet instructions, now
  6. Add the tin of tomatoes to the Actifry
  7. Then add the Italian seasoning
  8. Add the balsamic vinegar
  9. And finally, add the sugar and tomato puree
  10. Use your spoon to combine and break up the puree
  11. Then turn the actifry on and cook for a futher 10 minutes, or longer if you’d like it thicker – after 10ish minutes, this is how mine looks: 
  12. drain your pasta, then add to the Actifry along with the basil
  13. Cloe the lid and cook for a further 1 minute, to combine the pasta and the sauce
  14. Serve hot, or cold, garnished with additional basil
Yield: 4 People

Actifry Toamto & Basil Pasta Sauce

Actifry Tomato Pasta Sauce

A super delicious and nutritious pasta sauce made in the actifry. Rich, tomato and fresh basil makes for a light, healthy lunch the whole family will enjoy. Cooked with minimal oil in an airfryer / Actifry

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Handful fresh chopped basil
  • Pasta to serve (as much pasta as you normally use to serve 4)


  1. Chop the onion and mince the garlic cloves
  2. Add the onion and garlic cloves to the actifry with 1 tbsp oil
  3. Cook for 10 minutes, with the paddle in
  4. After 10 minutes, put your pasta in a pan of salted water, as per packet instructions
  5. Then, add the tinned tomato, tomato puree, sugar, Italian seasoning and balsamic to the Actifry
  6. Stir, close the lid and cook for 10 minutes
  7. After 10 minutes, the sauce should be thick and rich
  8. Drain the pasta, then add to the sauce in the Actifry, with the chopped basil, close the lid and allow to cook for a further 2 minutes
  9. Serve and enjoy

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