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Tomato Basil Sauce

This simple recipe can be used as a sauce for pasta, as a base for pizza, or for a dish like chicken or eggplant parmigiana.

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Yield: 4 cups

2 tbsp olive oil

3 cloves of garlic, chopped

28 oz can whole tomatoes

1½ tbsp sugar

½ tsp dried oregano


Fresh cracked black pepper

¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

  • Add the olive oil to a saucepot on medium-high heat.

  • Open the can of tomatoes and crush them into smaller pieces. Set aside.

  • Add the garlic to the hot oil and stir.

  • Add the crushed tomatoes, sugar, and oregano, and turn the heat down to a slow simmer.

  • Cook the tomato sauce for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Remove the sauce from the heat, stir in the fresh basil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Store the sauce in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or freeze it for later use.


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