Basic Tomato Sauce (Pomodoro)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Just your basic sauce that can be used with various recipes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant but not browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, bring to a simmer, and cook until thickened slightly, about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in sugar, and season with salt, to taste.
  4. Let extra sauce cool completely and then seal in airtight containers. Refrigerate for up 1 week and freeze for up to 1 month.
Most Helpful

This first time around I did cut the recipe in half, wanting to have enough to use in your recipe #1564249, as well as freezing some to see how that would work out! Very nice sauce, flavorful & satisfying, & I'm sure the freezing will work well, too! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's round of Pick A Chef]

Sydney Mike April 01, 2012