Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Easy Pasta Sauce

6 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion (finely diced)

3-5 cloves garlic (minced or put through a garlic press)

2 teaspoons dried basil

pinch red pepper flakes (about 1/4 teaspoon)

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar

1 pat butter, about 2 teaspoons

1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

1/4 cup water

Directions

Heat the olive oil over high heat until it shimmers. Saute the onions, stirring frequently, until they soften and shine, about three minutes. The onions should sizzle and hiss as they cook. Add the garlic. Stir to combine. This prevents the garlic from burning. Cook an additional two minutes. Add the basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and sugar. Stir to combine. Add the butter. Stir, cook for about a minute.

Add 1/2 can of the crushed tomatoes. Scrape the bottom of the pan to remove any stuck on bits. Reduce heat to low. Add remaining tomatoes. Stir in 1/4 cup water. If the sauce seems too thick, add additional water.

Allow sauce to simmer for 10 minutes to up to one hour. If simmering for a longer, stir the sauce occasionally and add additional water as needed to keep the sauce at the correct consistency.

Nutrition

Serving Size

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Calories

144 kcal

Total Fat

-

Saturated Fat

-

Unsaturated Fat

-

Trans Fat

-

Cholesterol

-

Sodium

-

Total Carbohydrate

-

Dietary Fiber

-

Total Sugars

-

Protein

-

6 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time
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