A quick, easy, sweet-tasting pasta sauce that can be used for anything from spaghetti to lasagna. Serve right away or freeze.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in water, tomato paste, sugar, bacon, salt, basil, and red pepper flakes. Simmer until flavors combine, about 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 38.5g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 6.6mg; sodium 1391.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2020
Nice and easy sauce. I only had a partial can of tomato paste and made up for it using some gochujang and then skipped the hot pepper flakes. I also used only 1 tablespoon of sugar and also added half a teaspoon of oregano. Next time I might put in half oregano and half basil. The family loved it. Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2018
Loved the flavors in this and how easy it was to prepare and I know it's called 'sweet' in the title but it was just TOO sweet for us as written. I reduced the basil and added in a bit of oregano which was good. I am still giving this 4 stars because it's a nice easy tasty sauce but I will adjust the sugar next time. Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2021
Loved the recipe. Not so much sugar. Awesome on chicken parm. My new go to recipe for 2 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2020
Nice and easy sauce. I only had a partial can of tomato paste and made up for it using some gochujang and then skipped the hot pepper flakes. I also used only 1 tablespoon of sugar and also added half a teaspoon of oregano. Next time I might put in half oregano and half basil. The family loved it. Read More
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