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Light and Easy Tomato Sauce Recipe

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This recipe for Light and Easy Tomato Sauce, by , is from The Lombardo/SaglibeneFamily Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jo Lombardo Arnold
Added: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 T. olive oil
1/2 small onion or to taste
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1lb. can whole tomatoes with juice
1 T. fresh or 1 tsp. dried marjoram
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan or Romano or asiago cheese

Directions:
Directions:
Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in a non-stick pan until onion is translucent. Do not brown. Add the tomatoes and their juice. When warm, break up the tomatoes with a wooden spoon - you can also quarter the tomatoes before you add them to the skillet. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until sauce has reached the desired thickness. Do not overcook! This sauce is best if it is only lightly cooked. Add seasonings and simmer an additional three-five minutes. Serve over your favorite pasta.

This basic recipe can be the basis of an endless variety of pasta dishes. Make pasta primavera by adding steamed or sautéed vegetables - try mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, peas, green beans - in any combinations. Or try asparagus with scallops and season with a bit of rosemary instead of basil. or stir in a can of sardines (without the oil) and add fennel seed for a real Italian dish. or add a can of minced clams for linguine with clam sauce. Or toss in you leftover cut up chicken or turkey.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2-3
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My Sacred Heart Academy friend, Marylin Pawlowski Kogut, made linguine with clam sauce once when she was living in Niles IL and I was a grad student at Indiana University. I went to visit Lynn and Mike and their two little girls for the weekend. So a Polish girl taught the Italian how to make the best sauce ever!

 

 

 

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