Simple Homemade Tomato Sauce
 
 
Simple and delicious!
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Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
  • 1-2 tablespoon olive oil (or canola oil if you’re out of olive)
  • 1 shallot OR ~1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3-5 cloves garlic, minced or use your garlic press
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans petite diced tomatoes (I like the petite diced a lot, but you could use regular diced. also, if you have lots and lots of fresh tomatoes, dice those up and use them instead! I would guess you need 4-6 cups)
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 – 2 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7-10 large leaves of fresh basil, chopped (probably 1-2 Tbsp or so”¦if you like basil, add more!)
  • If you don’t have fresh basil, feel free to use dried spices – but I would add them in before the simmering step instead of after. Oregano, Parsley and Basil are all great dried spices to add.
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add shallots/onions. Cook until soft, a few minutes. Add garlic and saute for about a minute. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to the point where the sauce still simmers. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. (While it’s simmering, you can smash the sauce up a bit with a ricer or pastry blender, to break up some of the tomatoes”¦although I do like my sauce chunky, so I just do this a little bit. Again, just figure out how you like it best and go with it!) Add fresh basil and mangia!
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at https://thisweekfordinner.com/simple-homemade-tomato-sauce/