Five Minute Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Total Time
10mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
5 mins

This recipe is courtesy of Heidi Swanson at 101cookbooks.com, and it makes some of the best pizza sauce I've ever had! It also works well with a variety of pastas, as breadstick dip, or just about anything else you could need tomato sauce for.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the olive oil, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and garlic in a cold saucepan.
  2. Stir while you heat the mixture over medium-high heat, saute just 45 seconds or so until everything is fragrant - you don't want the garlic to brown.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes and heat to a gentle simmer, this takes just a couple minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and carefully take a taste (you don't want to burn your tongue) -- If the sauce needs more salt add it now.
  5. Stir in the lemon zest, and that's it! Simple, quick, and delicious.