Simple Tomato Sauce

No picture for this one but I just had to share the recipe because it was SO yummy and super easy. I made this Tomato Sauce to go with Chicken Parmesan tonight and I will definitely make this sauce again and again! I couldn’t believe how simple and tasty it turned out.

Simple Tomato Sauce

Source: Cooks Illustrated

1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes (I used Crushed Tomatoes w/ Italian Seasonings to save the step of pureeing the tomatoes)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. olive oil
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes (I used probably a full teaspoon)
1 tbsp minced fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper

Pulse the tomatoes with their juices in a food processor until mostly smooth, about 10 1-second pulses; set aside (I omitted this entire step by using Crushed Tomatoes). Cook the garlic, tomato paste, oil, and pepper flakes in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the tomato paste begins to brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in the pureed tomatoes and cook until the sauce is thickened and measures 2 cups, about 20 minutes. Off the heat, stir in the basil and season with S&P to taste (I also seasoned with Garlic Salt).


One Response to “Simple Tomato Sauce”

  1. Madeline Says:

    I’m so proud of you for all of your great cooking!!! It is so much fun to read your recipes…..I’d love to print out your whole blog after a while in book form!!! Drew Jr. is in Wichita right now touring a school there, to see how they put on a big fine arts show…….our school is hosting it next year and he’s on the planning committee. Isn’t that where Alex is from?
    Aunt Madeline

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