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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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Ingredients

30 m servings 152
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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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.

Footnotes

  • 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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Very easy to make and fast. I used fresh garden tomatoes (early girls) and blanched, skinned and seeded them. This was basically exactly what I was looking for to use up tomatoes. The sauce I us...

I doubled the recipe, and added a teaspoon of allspice, One green pepper and a quarter cup of chopped cilantro. I used bush Basil instead of sweet Basil. I also used Roma tomatoes fresh from ...

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