Simple Tomato Sauce

Transform a can of tomatoes with just a few ingredients into a fan favorite simple tomato sauce! We recommend tasting as you cook so you can adjust seasoning, adding more salt, pepper, or additional spices and herbs as you like. Then use on pasta as we have here, or make a yummy homemade pizza!

Makes: 4 servings

Total Time: 45 minutes


1 (28oz) can whole peeled tomatoes

3 garlic cloves, minced

5 tablespoons olive oil

Kosher salt and cracked pepper

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

8 oz pasta

Fresh parmesan

bread crumbs, optional


Puree tomatoes in a blender or food processor until they’re as smooth or chunky as you prefer. Transfer to a large Dutch oven. Add garlic, oil, a large pinch of salt and some cracked black pepper.

Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce has reduced by about 1/3, about 30 minutes. Stir in butter then taste and season additionally as needed.

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Saving about ½ cup of the pasta water before draining.

Toss the cooked pasta with the sauce, adding pasta water as needed if it becomes to dry. Top with parmesan and bread crumbs, if desired, and serve.

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