The Easiest Tomato Sauce Recipe You'll Ever Make!
If your go-to meals include some form of pasta or pizza (admit it, they do -- hey, there's no shame in making some pizza muffins for dinner), then you need this seriously simple homemade tomato sauce in your life. It's fresher than the store-bought stuff, you'll master it in a flash, and you'll never look at canned tomatoes the same way again.
What You'll Need:
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 large yellow onion, finely diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (28-ounce) can of whole, peeled plum tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- pinch of sugar
- 1/2 cup packed basil leaves, torn up
Step 1: Finely dice the yellow onion and mince the garlic until the pieces are roughly the size pictured above.
Step 2: Heat olive oil over a medium-high flame and add the diced onions. Cook until the onions become translucent -- about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
Step 3: Pour in the canned tomatoes to the mixture -- juices and all.
Step 4: Using your spatula, slowly crush the tomatoes against the side and bottom of the pot. Add the salt, pepper, dried oregano and sugar. Stir a few times, reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 30 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced slightly and thickened. At this point, taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning.
Step 5: After 30 minutes is up, stir in the torn basil leaves, and serve. See? That wasn't nearly as hard as you thought it would be.
More from The Nest: