This hearty, satisfying sauce is perfect for vegetarian pasta dishes or lasagna.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Active:
1 hr 5 min
Yield:
4 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Put the olive oil and garlic in a medium pot, turn the heat to low and cook the garlic, stirring occasionally at first and more often as it colors, until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Raise the heat to medium-low, add the onions and a large pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions have softened, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and the red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, bay leaves, thyme, basil sprig and 1 teaspoon salt, raise the heat to medium and bring the sauce to a lively simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, until quite thick (if you draw a spoon through the sauce, you'll see the bottom of the pot for a few seconds before the sauce fills back in), about 30 minutes. As the sauce thickens, turn the heat down a bit so that the bottom doesn't scorch. Stir in the chopped basil. (The sauce can be cooled to room temperature, then refrigerated for up to 3 days.)

Get the Recipe

Whole Roasted Stuffed Cauliflower

Cauliflower gets the royal treatment with a cheesy, bacony kale stuffing.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Hollandaise Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Alfredo Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Tartar Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Marinara Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Pizza Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Teriyaki Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Majerle's Sports Grill

Tartar Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Neptune's Net

Marsala Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center

Spaghetti Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Latest Stories