Classic tomato sauce

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
40 min
10 min
30 min
We like canned San Marzano plum tomatoes imported from Italy for this sauce. Garlic, finely minced, is an essential ingredient too. When you add garlic to the pan, sauté it slowly until the color is close to a pale gold. Throw in fresh basil at the very last minute, just before serving, for a hit of herbaceous flavor.


Olive oil

1 tbsp(s)

Uncooked onion(s)

2 medium

Garlic clove(s)

4 clove(s), medium, minced

Canned tomatoes

56 oz, (2 cans), whole peeled, drained and broken up

Canned unsalted tomato paste

¼ cup(s)

Table salt

1 tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)


  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to Dutch oven and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until flavors are blended and sauce is slightly thickened, about 25 minutes.
  3. Serving size 1/2 cup.