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Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Carolyn S

Carolyn S

A delicious and fresh tasting pasta sauce. The fresh basil added at the end is essential. This sauce can be left chunky (which I prefer) or blended in a food processor to a smooth sauce. Serve spooned over cooked pasta with plenty of parmesan cheese.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 155 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 390 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir the tomatoes, red pepper flakes, vinegar, and sugar into the onion and garlic mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the flavors blend to your liking, 45 to 60 minutes. Stir the basil into the sauce; season with salt and pepper.
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Chef Jimbly
46

Chef Jimbly

10/5/2009

I just made this and it was amazing! I only prepared for 2 servings, and kept all of the ingredients in the same proportions, only with 3 differences: -added 3/4oz cream cheese during simmer -substituted white vinegar for balsamic -used crush basil during simmer, topping with fresh basil upon serving RIDICULOUSLY TASTY, and very simple too :)

Gitano
31

Gitano

3/18/2011

Excellent sauce... I used fresh tomatoes (8 romas) as I avoid all canned goods due to high sodium counts. I doubled the red pepper flakes and halved the sugar but left the rest the way as stated. Once done cooking and before adding the basil, I used my immersion blender to thicken it up with the chopped tomatoes/onions. Excellent served over any pasta. Have made this once already and forgot to review :) Good stuff! thanks for the recipe!

emilyv
28

emilyv

12/13/2010

Good, fresh recipe. Make sure you use good quality balsamic vinegar. If you do not have fresh basil, add dried basil when the tomatoes and other ingredients are added. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Allow to simmer for at least an hour for full flavor.

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