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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

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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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

152 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 20.8g; fat 7.4g; sodium 303.6mg. Full Nutrition
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