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Quick homemade tomato sauce

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Total Time
25 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
There's nothing quite like having a batch of delicious, homemade red tomato sauce on hand for whenever you may need it. You can make a double or triple batch of this sauce and freeze it in small containers, which will keep for months. It’s perfect for defrosting when you want to make pizza, baked ziti, spaghetti and meatballs, or any other Italian recipe. The sauce takes less than a half hour to make and features all the red sauce ingredient classics, from crushed tomatoes and tomato paste to grated onions and garlic, good-quality olive oil, dried oregano, and a touch of salt.

Ingredients

olive oil

1 Tbsp

uncooked onion(s)

cup(s), grated

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), grated

dried oregano

½ tsp

table salt

½ tsp

canned tomato paste

1 Tbsp

canned crushed tomatoes

28 oz, or whole tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. When oil shimmers, add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, oregano and salt; cook 1 minute. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, 1 minute more.
  2. Add canned tomatoes (if whole, use your hands to crush them); bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer until sauce thickens, 5-10 minutes.
  3. Serving size: 1/2 c

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