Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Traditional Italian Tomato Sauce:

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes, or according to package instructions. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat, add garlic, and saute until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add crushed red pepper flakes and tomato sauce, and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt. Add the cooked pasta and cubed mozzarella to the sauce, tossing until coated and heated through. Serve immediately.

Traditional Italian Tomato Sauce:

Puree the tomatoes in a food mill, removing most of the seeds. In a medium stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium heat, add garlic, and saute until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add red pepper flakes. While the oil is sizzling, slowly add half of the pureed tomatoes and the wine, stirring to mix. Add remaining tomatoes, reduce heat to low, and let simmer. Add the oregano, and continue to simmer until slightly thickened, 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add the basil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. The sauce may be kept in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 days, or in the freezer for 1 month. 

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