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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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Puree tomatoes in a food processor until smooth; strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl.

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  • 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

231 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 20.2g; fat 15.7g; cholesterol 2.2mg; sodium 81.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2015
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 life to this. Definitely a keeper tomato sauce recipe. Thank you Cara for your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2015
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 life to this. Definitely a keeper tomato sauce recipe. Thank you Cara for your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2016
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 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2015
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 sandwich, but they had to be doctored quite a bit for this sauce. I love the idea of not have to wait hours, though, to have sauce. I just used more sugar to tone down the sourness a bit, added some tomato paste because it is sweeter, upped the spices per the kitchen note, Italian sausage, because that's what my family likes, and ended up adding a little canned tomato sauce just to loosen it up, as my strained tomatoes were pretty thick. Overall, love the recipe idea and using fresh ingredients. Looking forward to summer and ripe tomatoes! Read More
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