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Homemade Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars
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"This amazing sauce is great over noodles or some kind of vegetable. With a short cooking time, it's fabulous!"
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Ingredients

30 m servings 78
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the tomatoes in the melted butter until they begin to fall apart, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the basil, olive oil, garlic salt, salt, and pepper. Slowly stir the flour into the mixture and cook until it begins to thicken, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the water through the mixture to break up any lumps of the flour. Mix the garlic into the sauce and simmer another 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 78 calories; 4.5 9.1 2 8 483 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Excellent basic sauce recipe. Easy to prepare great flavor. Substituted red wine for the water. This sauce is full of flavor and coats the pasta evenly. Will be adding this one to the regula...

Most helpful critical review

This was just ok for me. It tasted very basil-y when I tasted just the sauce, but once mixed with pasta it seemed to have no flavour at all. I also added some wine. It didn't say anywhere (nor i...

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Excellent basic sauce recipe. Easy to prepare great flavor. Substituted red wine for the water. This sauce is full of flavor and coats the pasta evenly. Will be adding this one to the regula...

Delicious! I was concerned at first, but it turned out lovely. Here's some hints I found useful: if using dried instead of fresh basil, use only four teaspoons. I also found that I didn't need t...

This really was a fantastic and simple recipe. I love that I can make it using all-natural ingredients. I didn't have any small tomatoes, so I used 4 large ones instead, and it still turned out ...

This is a wonderfully easy, quick sauce. We didn't have fresh tomatoes on hand, but two cans of diced tomatoes worked just fine. It was so delicious, the man of the house did the dishes. Any rec...

This was a great, light sauce! Don't expect that all day simmering thick sauce, this is just a perfect fresh easy way to use up your garden veggies. We had it with ricotta ravioli and salad for ...

Wow! This sauce was amazing. My husband I made this with fresh tomatoes and basil. Mmmm! We will make this again.

Loved it! It was nice to find a tomato sauce that didn't have sugar in it but still didn't have a bitter taste. Made this with home grown tomatoes and basil. Loved it's freshness.

This was just ok for me. It tasted very basil-y when I tasted just the sauce, but once mixed with pasta it seemed to have no flavour at all. I also added some wine. It didn't say anywhere (nor i...

This was fabulous and the perfect summer gravy recipe. Fresh tomatoes and fresh basil make this light and tasty whether served over pasta or spaghetti squash. If you grow nothing else in your ...