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Amazingly Simple Tomato Sauce

Rated as 4.83 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.

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

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...

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!