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Sugo di Pomodoro (Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a basic recipe for authentic Italian tomato sauce flavored with extra-virgin olive oil, garlic and basil. Toss with your favorite pasta or use for pizza, gnocchi and more."
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30 m servings 152
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add passata, basil, and salt. Cover and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tomato sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove garlic halves before serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Instead of the onion you can use 2 shallots. If you have the time, you can simmer the sauce for much longer for a more intense flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 152 calories; 7.4 20.8 4.2 0 304 Full nutrition

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The only difference is I add more garlic, and I roast the garlic.