Fast Tomato Sauce Recipe
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Recipe type: Pantry Staples
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 2-3 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups halved or quartered ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil and/or oregano (optional-- dried will work too)
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, gently heat the garlic in the olive oil for several minutes. We're not looking to brown it, or even saute it really-- just to soften it and mellow out the flavor.
  2. Add in the tomatoes and allow the tomatoes and garlic to mingle, stirring as you go. The tomatoes will release their juices, and you can season with salt/pepper accordingly.
  3. Stir and simmer the tomatoes until softened, and now add in the herbs. You can use dried herbs if you wish, but if at all possible, use fresh basil and/or oregano. The flavor difference is amazing.
  4. Puree the mixture with your hand blender. I like to leave my fresh sauce a little bit on the chunky side.
  5. If you don't have a hand blender, you can puree in a food process or blender instead. But seriously-- you NEED a hand blender (like this one). I use mine all the time.
  6. Toss with fresh pasta (combining this with homemade pasta is out of this world) or use it as a topping for your favorite pizza recipe.
Recipe by The Prairie Homestead at https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2018/09/fast-tomato-sauce-recipe.html