Cooking at Home - Basic Tomato Sauce

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Published Saturday, March 24, 2018

Makes:   6 Servings 

This basic tomato sauce is filled with flavor and fresh ingredients. Use as a topping for pasta or baked chicken to add a boost of vitamin C to your meal.


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion (medium, chopped)
3 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 pound fresh tomatoes (seeds removed and chopped)
1 tablespoon dried basil (oregano, or Italian seasoning if you like)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons tomato paste


1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute.

2. Stir in tomato, black pepper, salt, and sugar. If using basil, oregano, or Italian seasoning, add that too.

3. Cook 15 minutes.

4. Stir in tomato paste and cook another 15 to 20 minutes.

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