Basic Tomato Sauce

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
6 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Two 28-ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
Directions

Add the tomatoes to a blender and puree until smooth.

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onions and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Stir in the basil the last minute of cooking.


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