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Creamy tomato sauce

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
25 min
Prep
14 min
Cook
11 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Forget high fat, creamy tomato sauce. You can create your own healthful version in minutes. It's super creamy and bursting with the bright flavor of fresh basil.

Ingredients

Olive oil

1 tsp

Uncooked leek(s)

1 medium, finely chopped (white part only)

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Dried oregano

½ tsp

Canned diced tomatoes

28 oz

Fat free evaporated milk

6 oz

Basil

2 Tbsp, fresh, finely chopped

Table salt

tsp, or more to taste

Black pepper

tsp, freshly ground, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in oregano; cook 45 seconds. Add tomatoes and bring to a simmer; partially cover pan and simmer 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Puree sauce in pan using an immersion blender. Or working in batches, transfer tomato mixture to a blender and puree until smooth (careful not to splatter hot liquid); return pureed tomato mixture to pan.
  3. Set pan over low heat and add milk; simmer 1 minute to heat through. Remove pan from heat and stir in basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.

Notes

Serve over pasta, polenta, an omelet or frittata.