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Easy Red Pasta Sauce

Easy Red Pasta Sauce

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Jody Chinn

Plain, simple, no frills, basic red sauce that tastes great on a variety of pasta and is not watered down. For making a good sauce, use canned tomatoes. Except for the summer months, the 'fresh' tomatoes are usually harvested when green and left a long time to ripen. Add more red pepper flakes if you like your sauce spicy!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.2g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 405 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, warm oil and saute garlic; heat through until the garlic turns translucent, not brown. Add onion and cook over low heat until translucent; 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add parsley, basil and ground black pepper; stir. Add tomatoes and cover; raise heat to medium and bring to a strong simmer. Lower heat and add red pepper flakes. Cover saucepan and cook for 25 to 35 minutes.
  3. The sauce can be run in the food processor for 2 to 3 seconds to achieve a more uniform sauce or let the sauce cook over medium-low heat uncovered for 10 minutes or until it thickens.
  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente; drain and serve with sauce.
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Reviews

Heaven
60
8/2/2005

This was an ok basic recipe but I did have to do quite a bit of sprucing so that it would suit our taste. I added about 2 tsp of season salt, used crushed tomatoes instead of stewed and added about 2 tbls of sugar. After all that.... it tasted much better.

TRACEY
46
6/26/2005

Not only was this EASY but it was ABSOLUTLEY AWESOME! try adding so green, yellow and red peppers too! FANTASTIC!

CINDY3539
36
12/31/2003

Disappointing. Sauce looked good, but there was no depth of flavor, no punch. Over all, a very boring sauce. Will not make again.