Simple Tomato Sauce

Simple Tomato Sauce

This simple tomato sauce recipe is perfect for pasta, pizza, and lasagna. Make it with whole canned tomatoes and a sweet secret ingredient.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the olive oil for a minute over medium heat.
  2. Step 2

    Add the onions and carrots, and sauté for a bit until the onions are translucent but not brown.
  3. Step 3

    Add the tomatoes and the garlic. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 to 45 minutes, uncovered, until the sauce is slightly reduced. If you like, you can use a wooden spoon to break up the whole tomatoes while the sauce simmers.
  4. Step 4

    Remove from heat and pass through a food mill , or purée in a food processor until smooth, working in batches if necessary.
  5. Step 5

    Season to taste with kosher salt and sugar.