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Thick Tomato Sauce

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A thick sauce that is great with pasta, in lasagna and on pizza…
Just between you and me: Add ½ cup heavy cream and you get a lovely Rosé pasta sauce.

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2 large cans of peeled tomatoes, minus the fluids (or 8-10 large plum tomatoe, peeled)
6-10 garlic cloves, crushed
1 large onion, finely chopped
Handful fresh basil leaves
½ cup water
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
For pizza sauce: 2-3 Tbsp. dried Oregano
salt and sugar for seasoning


In large saucepan, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil, until lightly golden.
Chop the tomatoes and add to the pan.

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Season with salt and sugar (to balance off the tomato acidity) to taste.
For pizza sauce: add the dried Oregano and stir well.
Bring to a boil, lower heat and cover with lid.

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Remove from heat and leave to cool.
Use hand-held blender to puree into a thick, even sauce.

One Comment

  • Judy

    I like the idea that it is thick. I never thought to drain the juice from the peeled tomatoes!