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Maria's Tomato-Basil Spaghetti Sauce

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"Homemade tomato sauce that doesn't take hours to make! This sauce can be different every time or can be your own signature sauce, but the basics are the same! Included are directions for using real tomatoes, but if time doesn't permit canned tomatoes will work nicely as well. Enjoy!"
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40 m servings 231
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Puree tomatoes in a food processor until smooth; strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large, deep pot over medium heat. Stir strained tomatoes, onion, Parmesan cheese, basil, garlic, and red wine together in the pot with the oil; season with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until thickened, about 25 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can add your favorites to make this your 'signature sauce,' such as Italian sausage, meatballs, ground beef, peppers, etc. You can make it different every time!
  • If time doesn't permit, canned tomatoes will work nicely in place of the fresh.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 231 calories; 15.7 20.2 5.3 2 81 Full nutrition

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Quick, easy and delicious. More "season" than "time" didn't permit me to use fresh tomatoes so I used whole stewed ones and just crushed them as they simmered. The red wine certainly adds some l...

I made this,my family loved it you can marry it to almost any red meat I used it as my base for my spaghetti and also with spicy Italian sausage.all I can say is yuuuuuumy

This recipe surely has potential, but if you use fresh tomatoes, be sure they are spot on ripe. I'm in Michigan, and they are not quite all ripe yet. The ones I had, I would have put on a sand...