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Simple Tomato Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This simple tomato sauce will become your go-to sauce for everything from pasta to pizza and even a curry. Use this sauce as is, or add the seasonings of your choice. 

Servings: 8
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 28 oz. cans peeled, whole San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-low. Once the oil is hot, stir in the garlic as well as the red pepper flakes. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes, being careful to not let the garlic or the red pepper flakes burn.

  2. Add the tomatoes, as well as the salt to the pot and increase heat to medium. Using a wooden spoon, break up the tomatoes as you combine everything. It's okay to still have some tomato chunks, you're not looking to have a puree. 

  3. Bring tomato sauce to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Season with salt, to taste. 


You can use a different kind of canned tomato here, such as diced, if preferred. This tomato sauce is freezer friendly and will last up to 1 month.