Friday, September 11, 2009

Recipe Friday: Tomato Sauce

Until this weekend, I always thought that making tomato sauce for pasta was a time intensive, laborious, and tedious effort. After all, why should I go through all that trouble if I can just have sauce in 30 seconds from a jar?

Because it's freakin' easy, and WAAAY more delicious than anything a jar can make!

Here's the recipe for the sauce. It's from the folks at America's Test Kitchen. I suggest sprucing it up with your own ingredients -- a little more red pepeper and some red wine would totally add delicousness to this recipe.


3 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Garlic cloves minced
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
3 Tablespoons minced basil
1/4 tsp sugar


1) Cook the garlic in the oil over medium low heat. Until it is fragrant, but not browned
2)Stir in all tomatoes (not drained)
3) Simmer for about 15-20 mins
4) Stir in basil, sugar, and salt to taste.
5) Serve over pasta and enjoy!

To REALLY enjoy your pasta, toast my Garlic Butter onto some good crusty bread!

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