Chunky Pasta Sauce

If there's something I can't get enough of, it's Italian food. And especially pasta. But any pasta needs a tasteful sauce.

Nothing beats a homemade pasta sauce. And you can't argue with me on that! This chunky pasta sauce contains things that you would most likely have in your kitchen already. Otherwise, a short trip to your nearest grocery store will get you everything you need. 

If there's something I eat a lot of, and I mean a lot, it's tomatoes. Tomatoes go with almost everything from curries to nachos and a variety of sauces and soups. I always make sure I have a few cans of chopped tomatoes in my cupboard, because if my fridge is empty a tomato soup is the simplest thing to make.

Anyway, back to this chunky pasta sauce! It's perfect with any of your favourite pasta. And also don't forget to grate some parmesan cheese on top, to make it even more mouth-watering. 

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-7 days. 


Chunky Pasta Sauce



READY IN 20 min





1 red onion

2 large garlic cloves

1 can crushed tomatoes

2 tbsp tomato puree

1 cube vegetable stock

4 tbsp ricotta

2 pinches cayenne pepper



2 tbsp olive oil



Cook the pasta. Follow the instructions on the packaging.

For the pasta sauce, pour a little olive oil in a saucepan. Heat the pan on medium high heat until the oil is shimmering. Chop the onion and garlic into small bits and cook in the saucepan, stirring occasionally. 

When the onion is soft and golden, add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, vegetable stock and ricotta. Stir until everything is mixed together.

Season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste. 

Ragnhild Utne is a 24-year-old photographer and creative based in Stavanger, Norway, and London, UK. She recently graduated from RMIT University, Melbourne, with a BA in Photography and is now pursuing an MA in Communication Design at Ravensbourne.


Her interest in photography began at a young age, borrowing her dad’s camera, using her friends as models and exploring the world of dreamy light and glittering eyes. In 2011, after finishing High School, she became a student at Elverum Folk High School. Here, she was given the opportunity to delve into a world where personal growth and creativity were in focus. After falling madly in love with photography over and over again, she mid-year decided to pursue a career within Media and Communications.

She has over the last few years approached different creative fields, and have gained a keen interest in graphic and web design, publication and journalism.

During her studies at an overseas institution, she has been volunteering at Association of Norwegian Students Abroad, as Head of ANSA Australia and later Member of the Board of Directors. She is currently Web Officer at ANSA UK.