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Italian Tomato Sauce

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This classic sauce is perfect over pasta or as a dipping sauce for garlic bread. You can even add sausage or ground meat if you like. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 28-ounce can peeled plum tomatoes
  • 12 large fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 6-7 minutes. Add in the plum tomatoes, basil leaves, sugar, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 30 minutes, until the sauce has thickened, stirring often. Remove the pan from the heat, cover, and let stand 15 minutes. 

If desired, pass the sauce through a food mill or chop it in a blender or food processor until in small pieces. If desired, the sauce can be cooled and refrigerated up to 4 days, or frozen up to 6 months.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving105
Total Fat7g11%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated1g5%
Protein2g4%
Carbs10g3%
Vitamin A86µg10%
Vitamin B60.2mg9.4%
Vitamin C29mg48%
Vitamin E2mg10%
Vitamin K24µg30%
Calcium28mg3%
Fiber3g11%
Folate (food)33µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)33µg8%
Iron0.7mg3.7%
Magnesium24mg6%
Monounsaturated5gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg6%
Phosphorus54mg8%
Polyunsaturated0.9gN/A
Potassium501mg14%
Sodium302mg13%
Sugars, added0.5gN/A
Zinc0.4mg2.6%