Use this tomato sauce as the base for a countless number of pasta, meat, or pizza dishes.

Basic Tomato Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Spanish Onion (chopped into 1/4-inch dice)
  • 4 Garlic cloves (thinly sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh Thyme (or 1 tablespoon thyme)
  • 1/2 medium Carrots (finely shredded)
  • 2 28- ounce cans peeled Whole Tomatoes (crushed by hand and juices reserved)
  • Salt
step-by-step directions
step-by-step directions
  • In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. 
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft and light golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. 
  • Add the thyme and carrot and cook 5 minutes more, until the carrot is soft. 
  • Add the tomatoes and juice and bring to a boil, stirring often. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt. This sauce can be refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for 6 months.
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