Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce

This simple pasta sauce is great with pasta or as a pizza sauce.
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 TBSP margarine or butter
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1 28 oz can crushed or petite diced tomatos I prefer San Marzano tomatos
  • 6-8 leaves fresh basil torn
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat margarine on medium heat and add onions.
  • Cook onions for 5-6 minutes until beginning to brown.
  • Add tomato paste and cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Add garlic, crushed red pepper, oregano, marjoram, and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper and simmer, uncovered for 15-20 minutes until sauce is slightly reduced.
  • Remove from heat and stir in basil.
  • Sauce can be served immediately or refrigerated for later use.

Notes

Extra Veggie Version:
Add approximately one cup of chopped, sauteed vegetables (such as: zucchinni, peppers, mushrooms, onion, garlic, spinach or fennel). Puree together with tomato sauce in a food processor or blender (so they can't pick them out).

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