Quick Tomato Sauce

This sauce can be assembled in 20 minutes from ingredients right in the house. It is an excellent all-purpose red sauce for pasta or any recipe calling for tomato sauce.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes in purée
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan for 1 minute over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes; cook 5 minutes until onions are translucent.
  • Stir in tomato paste and sugar; cook, stirring, 5 minutes more. Add crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Simmer 10 minutes.