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Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
JoAnn Meyer
Added: Saturday, November 12, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
I small yellow onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 12-ounce can tomato paste
1 14.5-ounce can petite diced tomatoes or flavored canned tomatoes (Italian style)
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried dried basil
1 tablespoon parsley
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 cup sugar, or to taste

Any of the following can be added:
1 pound cooked ground beef
1 pound cooked Italian sausage
1 large can mushrooms, drained

Directions:
Directions:
Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until tender. Add other ingredients (mushrooms can be added here) and about 3 tomato paste cans water. Cook on medium heat until boiling. Reduce to simmer. Cook 1 hour until thickened and flavors have combined; stirring occasionally. Serve over hot noodles with plenty of Parmesan cheese!

For meat sauce: cook ground beef and drain then add onion and garlic. Saute until onion is tender and add remaining ingredients as stated above.

For pizza sauce: use 1 can less water.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Nothing beats homemade spaghetti sauce. Use this recipe for lasagna, stuffed shells, or any other Italian recipe... even pizza!

 

 

 

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