Thursday, October 23, 2008

Simple Tomato Sauce

This my family recipe for tomato sauce. It is a basic tomato sauce and a great recipe to have.

Saute 6-8 garlic cloves in several Tablespoons olive oil. Saute for 1-2 minutes- don't let it get brown.Pour in one large can of crushed tomatoes and add dried basil (a few Tablespoons) or fresh if you have it. Stir together and let simmer on low for at least 20 minutes.
This is a great simple sauce- very fresh tasting. You can easily add mushrooms, olives, chicken- whatever you would like, but I always keep a batch on hand for pizza sauce, dipping, or just some good old spaghetti!


jennifer said...

Did I miss something? What made it go "tomatoey" in the second step?? What a great idea to have some frozen and ready to use!

Anna said...

Yes I was wanting to know the same thing??

icook said...

Thanks, ladies!! I failed to mention the most important part- one large can of crushed tomatoes!!