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Batch-cook tomato sauce and 3 ways to use it

Batch-cooking is a great way to get ahead when life feels a little busy. Make a pot of this tomato sauce with hidden veg and keep it handy for whenever you need a quick midweek family meal. Flavoured with Tabasco, it's a brilliantly versatile base for these dinners.

  1. The best batch-cook tomato sauce

    This homemade tomato sauce contains six different vegetables and a dash of Tabasco for a warming flavour. Whizz up a batch for your freezer and keep on standby for easy weeknight meals for all the family. One batch is enough to make the three recipes below.

    The best batch-cook tomato sauce
  2. Creamy chicken arrabbiata pasta

    Dinners don’t come speedier than this creamy chicken arrabbiata, which can be on the table in 20 minutes! Stir cooked pasta shapes through your tomato sauce along with shop-bought roast chicken, black olives and another dash of Tabasco for extra heat. Finish with a sprinkle of Parmesan and fresh basil to serve.

    Creamy chicken arrabbiata pasta
  3. Spicy sausage pizza with hot honey

    Use your next portion of sauce for a Friday night takeaway. This spicy sausage pizza uses ready-made pizza bases to make things easier. Simply spread over your tomato sauce base and top with jarred artichokes and sausage meat fried-off with chilli and fennel seeds. Finish things off with a delicious sweet 'n spicy drizzle of Tabasco-infused honey.

    Spicy sausage pizza with hot honey
  4. Veggie black bean chilli

    In this hearty veggie chilli, cubes of sweet potato or butternut squash are cooked in the homemade tomato sauce, along with black beans, peppers and sweetcorn. Each serving contains 4 of your 5-a-day. Garnish with lime wedges, coriander and pop a bottle of Tabasco on the dinner table for those who want to add more heat!

    Veggie black bean chilli