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Amazingly Simple Tomato Sauce

Rated as 4.84 out of 5 Stars

"I've used this sauce for lasagna, ziti, eggplant Parmesan, meatballs, and spaghetti. You name it, it's great with it."
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1 h 15 m servings 86
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water with the onion mixture until smooth; add sugar, parsley, basil, salt, Italian seasoning, fennel, and pepper. Stir the mixture, bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and the seasonings have permeated the sauce, 1 hour to 90 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 86 calories; 1.4 17.9 3.5 0 1265 Full nutrition

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I was looking for a heartier sauce than a simple tomato sauce. This is it! I used it to make chicken parmesan. Thank you for an easy delish sauce.

FENNEL! I have never even thought about adding fennel when I’ve tried Frankensteining a tomato sauce together! Fennel is what I’ve been missing all of this time! You seriously have no idea how m...

Excellent! Next time I'm adding some garlic cloves in, too.

Very easy to do. Did not add sugar because I don’t like a sweet sauce.

Absolutely fantastic. This is the closest recipe to my mother’s Italian all day sauce that I have come across. No more over the counter sauce for me.

Perfect pasta sauce base. You can add other mix in's like mushrooms, spinach, peppers. I added some garlic powder, oregano, onion powder, and crushed red pepper.

OMG! I never made tomato sauce before but this is the best sauce I've ever eaten... I made it one morning and the only I added was some pepper flakes for some heat; and it made the house smell g...

This recipe is amazing! I’ve made it 2 ways. Once exactly like the recipe says(and it was amazing) and the 2nd time, I used 1 less can of tomato paste and an extra tablespoon of sugar because I ...

This was delicious! My husband says I'm not allowed to ever buy pre-made sauce again. Thanks for sharing!