Daphne Oz's Staten Island Special Sauce

Daphne Oz
Servings: 16
1 to 2 hr

A simply delicious homemade sauce!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Daphne Oz's Staten Island Special Sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28 ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic (peeled and chopped)
  • ½ white onion (chopped)
  • ½ tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ bunch basil leaves
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 ½ pound Spelt or Whole Wheat pasta (to serve)
  • Heat olive oil in sauté pan on low heat. Add onion, garlic, and crushed red pepper, stirring occasionally. Saute until onions are softened and garlic is slightly golden.
  • In a large pot, squeeze peeled tomatoes through hands. Add crushed tomatoes, garlic, onion and basil. Bring to a medium heat and stir together.
  • Add white wine. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer sauce for 90 minutes.
  • Add butter and sugar and stir. (more basil can also be added here if desired).
  • Cook uncovered on low for 30 more minutes. Add salt to taste. Serve over pasta, cooked according to package directions.
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