Tomato-Basil Sauce

2 cups
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (16-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • Pinch sugar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped

Coat a saucepan with 2 tablespoons of the oil and warm over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until soft. Add the crushed tomatoes and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat up slightly to medium and simmer the sauce for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the basil and the remaining olive oil. Toss with spaghetti, if desired

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    Amazing and very very easy....
    So easy and much more healthy than canned sauce. I used whole san marzano tomatoes and crushed them with a spoon before cooking them.
    This was simply delicious. I added some rosemary and served it over angel hair pasta topped with grilled chicken strips. Will certainly make again and again.
    I just made this sauce and I agree with everyone else... so easy to make and very tasty. I added lean ground turkey and it came out really, really good. I just seasoned the turkey with salt, pepper and dry basil. I'm never, ever going to buy a jar of sauce again.
    I didn't think that I was going to like this because the ingredients seemed too simple. However, I love this sauce!!! I made it last night, cooked it for about 30-45 minutes and then put it in the fridge & didn't have it until tonight & it was delicious!!! I added ground Italian sausage to it & the basil really complement the sausage. And it was SO simple to make. I will be making this for my pasta sause from now on - no more jarred stuff!
    Let me start off by saying I DON"T COOK!!!...but i saw this recipe and decided it was easy enough to try and make for my father while my mother was out of town(who is the cook) father is Puertorican and old fashioned about what he eats...he thought it was amazing and ate about 3 bowls!!!...I doubled the entire recipe, used an extra can of DICED tomatoes, not crushed..and i cheated and added a bag of the ready-made meatballs and added it to the sauce in the beginning so it was done cooking by the time i served it. Next time i will add ANOTHER extra can of DICED tomatoes...its just my preference i like a chunkier sauce...very fresh and full of flavor!!! making again!
    i doubled the recipe and used 1 can crushed and 1 can diced (put in everything - juice and all), and it turned out great! i am definitely going to use this recipe again for any time i need sauce.
    amazing pure flavor
    This recipe is so simple, and healthy I couldn't wait to try it. My husband hates most spaghetti sauces, and he ate two plates of this!
    Very easy to make and one of the better basic sauces...
    This sauce was a big hit and it was so simple! A suggestion: if you are going to make this for more people use half crushed and half diced tomatoes and the sauce will be nice and chunky!
    I made this for my family two nights ago and they loved it. I loved the fact that it was so easy to make as well,will definately make it again.
    I never made sauce before but this came out great. Quick, easy and tasty. Sure to make it again.
    This was the first tomato sauce I have ever made and it turned out delicious! It was also so simple and quick! I will definitely make this one again! I love Tyler!!!
    I'm not a fan of tomato sauces, however this is an awesome sauce. I did however add two cans of diced tomato, drained, a can of tomato paste and diced onion the second time I made this recipe so that it was a little thicker and had more texture. My family loves this sauce!
    For my first time cooking pasta sauce. It was a hit in my house. Game night, I was the queen for making Tomate-Basil Sauce. Everyone loved the sauce over spagetti. And of coruse I had to making seconds. no problem! quick and easy. With my family it's on top of the menu.
    Thanks Tyler.
    I loved this recipe - it's simple, quick to prepare, and tastes so good! If you are afraid of using canned tomatoes, just chop up some roma tomatoes instead - just as good. Thanks for a great recipe! It is now part of the "regular rotation" in my home.
    My husband usually makes sauce that can take over two hours, so when we don't have the time we make this, and we love it!!
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