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.
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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.
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.
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.
Remove from heat; stir in remaining basil.
Spoon sauce over hot cooked linguine, angel hair (capellini) pasta or fettuccine.
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Adding some of the basil at the end of the cooking process intensifies the flavor of the herb.