Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

We didn't have any cans of tomatoes one night but plenty of fresh ingredients so I threw this together and it's the best sauce we've ever had! Lots of variations exist and it's super easy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Puree tomatoes with olive oil, butter, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper, and sugar. Set aside.
  2. Separately, puree the fresh basil, olive oil, and pine nuts.
  3. We use either farfalle, rigatoni, or penne pasta.
  4. Stir two mixtures together. See optional toppings below:.
  5. crumbled goat cheese.
  6. fresh grated parmesean.
  7. toasted pine nuts, walnuts or pecans.
  8. Italian turkey sausage, shrimp, or grilled chicken.