Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce

Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce
35
3 Reviews
A tomato sauce recipe made with tomatoes, fresh basil and garlic is simmered, seasoned with butter and perfect to serve over your choice of pasta.
10 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
2 cups

Ingredients

1 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 medium (1/2 cup)
onion, finely chopped
4 teaspoons
finely chopped fresh garlic
3 medium (2 1/2 cups)
tomatoes, seeded, chopped
2 tablespoons
Italian-style tomato paste
3 tablespoons
chopped fresh basil leaves*
3/4 teaspoon
salt
 
*Substitute 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves.

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan until sizzling; add onion and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until onion is softened.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons basil and salt; continue cooking 1-2 minute or suntil mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10-12 minutes or until tomatoes are softened.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in remaining basil.
  4. Spoon sauce over hot cooked linguine, angel hair (capellini) pasta or fettuccine.

Recipe Tips

Adding some of the basil at the end of the cooking process intensifies the flavor of the herb.

Nutrition Facts (1/4 cup)

Calories
35
Cholesterol
5mg
Carbohydrates
5g
Protein
1g
Fat
2g
Sodium
260mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This was yummy. I also added a touch of sugar and red pepper flakes. If my tomatoes keep doing well. I plan on canning this. Next time I'm adding mushrooms

Rating

I added a touch of sugar and some crushed red pepper to this recipe. My whole family loved it!

Rating

Great use of fresh, home grown summer tomatoes, delicious. I added just a touch of sugar to the sauce.

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