Rating: 4.34 stars
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Easy and yummy tomato sauce with few ingredients. Tasty.

Recipe Summary test

cook:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook onion in olive oil until translucent. Stir in tomatoes, cook until juice begins to thicken. Stir in puree, salt and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes more, until rich and thick.

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Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 14.8g; fat 16g; sodium 436.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (63)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2006
This is a great sauce. I found it to be missing a bit of richness so I added one cup of chicken stock and let it reduce down I also added some fresh basil right before serving. I served the sauce over spaghetti with homemade meatballs. The result was fantastic! Read More
(122)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2009
Very good "base" for a sauce but I did have to add a few things. I added a can of chicken broth, a pinch of thyme and oregano, plus about 2-3 table spoons of sugar, and half a hand full of flour to thicken up the sauce, over all it turned out very good. Read More
(8)
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2006
This is a great sauce. I found it to be missing a bit of richness so I added one cup of chicken stock and let it reduce down I also added some fresh basil right before serving. I served the sauce over spaghetti with homemade meatballs. The result was fantastic! Read More
(122)
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2008
So I really enjoyed how basic this recipe was. I was in desperate need of utilizing too many left over Costco tomatoes and this was right up my alley. I didn't have tomato paste but seeing a review wishing to omit anyway - I did. While I was sauteing the onions I felt like it was missing the "smell." So I added 3 cloves of grated garlic and dried basil. It turned out fantastic! I can still smell my sauce now - Yummy. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(104)
Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2006
SOOO easy but I wasn't crazy about the tomato paste. Since I was using garden fresh tomatoes I wish I'd skipped the 'canned' paste because I think it took away from the flavor of the fresh tomatoes. Can't beat it for ease and it was good- just not quite what I was looking for tonight. Thanks for the submission! Read More
(61)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2008
This was a really good starter recipe. I gave it 4 stars because it needed more taste. I added fresh minced garlic and mushrooms to the red onion in olive oil. I also added basil. The tomato paste tasted like a tin can but it did thicken it up. I ended up creating my own dish by cooking chicken in a separate pan and then allowing it to cook with the sauce. I added a little bit of sugar and parsley while simmering it. It needs a little more flavor. Buttering your spagetti noodles did the trick for me. Thanks for the starter recipe! It got me cooking this tasty dish. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2005
This was just what I was looking for. Very good sauce and easy to adapt to a variety of uses. I thought it was just a bit too oily - would reduce oil by at least 1 tablespoon next time. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2006
This was a super fast and easy recipe! My family really liked it but I did alter it a bit. I followed some suggestions of other reviewers and reduced the olive olive. I also added some green onions to the white onions to be sauted. When the sauce was simmering I added some dried garlic dried basil and grated romano cheese. It was GREAT! Read More
(17)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2005
i find it very hard to get my kid's to eat jars of sauce. But they all really enjoyed this quick and easy sauce and the best thing about it is you can also add whatever herbs and spices you like just to add to the flavour. Great alround sauce thanks Lima Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2007
This is a great recipe that is easy in a pinch. I added fresh garlic with the onions and then put in some fresh basil with the tomatos. My 2 year old son and husband loved it! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2008
I actually think this is five stars but only after a few additions. I sauteed some minced garlic with the onion ditched the tomato puree and added some basil oregano savory and thyme. Tossed it with rotini feta peas a bit more olive oil and vinegar and tomato-onion tuna. Mmmm!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2009
Very good "base" for a sauce but I did have to add a few things. I added a can of chicken broth, a pinch of thyme and oregano, plus about 2-3 table spoons of sugar, and half a hand full of flour to thicken up the sauce, over all it turned out very good. Read More
(8)