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Sweet Basil Tomato Sauce

Rated as 4.26 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a sweet tomato sauce that I make when we are having homemade spaghetti and meatballs."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 70
Original recipe yields 5 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, onion, basil, and garlic in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly reduced, 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 70 calories; 0.5 16 3.2 0 458 Full nutrition

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I know I'm cheating by rating my own recipe but it is the only way I can add some comments about how I have changed this up since I originally posted it. Like many of the reviewers, I always ad...

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This looks delish if you desire a chunkier sauce.. I personally like a super smooth sauce.. Basil in pasta sauce is a must.. but NEVER onions. So I would omit the onions. and I too would add a...

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I know I'm cheating by rating my own recipe but it is the only way I can add some comments about how I have changed this up since I originally posted it. Like many of the reviewers, I always ad...

Love this and would recommend to the onion haters to use a Vidalia and purée it instead of chopping. No sugar will be needed because it's so sweet. And yes, use fresh basil.

No canned food!!!! Everything from scratch, 10X better and healthier.

I added fresh sweet basil leaves from the garden, a pinch of white sugar and 1/4 cup of merlot. Delicious!

I rarely buy premade sauces.I think I have found the best one for me. I like mine one the thick side, so I used a small can of paste. but its the flavor thathas me hooked! I did add a little sug...

This recipe was amazing!! My family loved it. I did add 1/8cup of surgar and a it of flour.

Delicious and simple. If you don't like your sauce "chunky", use an immersion (hand) blender to make it smoother or put in a regular blender.

Wow! Firstly, I did make a few changes but only subtle ones to suit my family's taste. I had original rotel, but did not have the bigger can of rotel crushed tomatoes so I substituted what I had...

This is a good basic starter sauce. I can't imagine a sauce without onions, but that is just a personal preference. Of course, if you really don't like onions, then don't use them.