Kathy's Tomato Basil Sauce

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Kathy W

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@Kattyw

This sauce freezes well. Great way to use up your bountiful harvest of tomatoes and/or basil. (For the best results, use only fresh tomatoes, garlic and basil)

Roma tomatoes are best to use. You can use regular tomatoes, just increase the amount to 4 pounds. They make more juice, so increase your time to reduce the sauce as well.

It is a very versatile sauce. It makes pretty good chili! (Grabbed a bag out of the freezer, thawed and in the pot before I realized what I had done. LOL)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    olive oil, divided
  • 6 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 lb
    roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped - strain and save the juice
  • 1 c
    fresh basil, chiffonaded
  • ·
    sugar to taste
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Kathy's Tomato Basil Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add garlic and saute until transluscent - do not burn.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes, juice, sugar, salt and pepper.
    Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and continue to gently boil until reduced - about 20 minutes.
  4. Drizzle in a little more of the olive oil until the sauce has a sheen. (a couple of tablespoons or so)
  5. Add basil, reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes.
    Check seasonings.
  6. Serve over pasta of your choice.

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About Kathy's Tomato Basil Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian



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