Fresh Basil Sauce for Pasta

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by waynejohn1234

This recipe came from a local childrens' hospital cookbook. It is very simple but has a wonderful fresh basil taste. Definitely for basil lovers. Enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil.
  2. Remove from heat and carefully add the diced tomatoes.
  3. (It may spatter so stay away from the stove).
  4. Add garlic, tomato paste, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Sprinkle the basil over the top.
  8. Be sure to use enough to cover the entire surface. More is better than not enough.
  10. Turn heat down and cook 35 minutes or longer.
  11. Do not cover.
  12. Basil should remain on top.
  13. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  14. Reheat when needed.
  15. Just before serving, mix together and grate the cheese over the top.
  16. Delicious with any pasta, but particularly good with seasoned fettucine or 3-pepper pasta.

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