Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

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A delicious and fresh tasting pasta sauce. The fresh basil added at the end is essential. This sauce can be left chunky (which I prefer) or blended in a food processor to a smooth sauce. Serve spooned over cooked pasta with plenty of parmesan cheese.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans tomatoes, chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • ¾ cup basil leaves, torn into pieces

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir the tomatoes, red pepper flakes, vinegar, and sugar into the onion and garlic mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the flavors blend to your liking, 45 to 60 minutes. Stir the basil into the sauce; season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
11g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 293mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 24mg 119%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 472mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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