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    Fresh Tomato Spaghetti Sauce

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    2 hrs 10 mins

    5 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins

    lauralie41's Note:

    This is my adopted recipe, I haven't made it yet.

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    1. 1
      To cook pasta sauce, heat olive oil over medium heat in a large iron skillet or heavy saucepan.
    2. 2
      Add onion, basil, garlic and salt.
    3. 3
      Saute until onion is tender, approximately 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add tomato, parsley and sugar; heat to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for about 2 hours, stirring often or until sauce has thickened.
    5. 5
      Remove parsley.
    6. 6
      Serve over cooked spaghetti or other Italian pasta and top with Parmesan cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 16, 2007


      I really enjoyed this recipe. It is defintely a keeper and one that I will experiment with. I used plum (Roma) tomatoes from my garden and used a technique from a Williams-Sonoma cookbook that said to cut a shallow X into the flowering end of each tomatoe, place in boiling water for 20 seconds and then immediately dip them into ice cold water. The skins came right off! The modifications I made to this recipe was to use 3 small to medium sized onions, doubled the garlic (8 cloves), and added two jalapenos (one seeded, one not) for some heat. Everything else I kept as is. My friend, with whom I shared this, said it was really delicious. Thanks for posting.

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    • on February 02, 2002


      In late summer when the tomatoes are plentiful and ripe on the vine, this fresh sauce is a staple at my house. The family loves it, and guests rave. You can't go wrong on this one. Thanks UPDATE: Incredibly delicious and simple. Vine ripened tomatoes make the sauce spectacular. A definite crowd pleaser. I have substituted fresh rosemary for the basil. Yummy.

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    • on August 24, 2012


      This was great and will probably also make a great base for tomato soup as well. First, for those who found it too thin, make sure 1) you're simmering it UNCOVERED and 2) to try pureeing it. I used an immersion blender which made this super easy and fast. I also added fresh oregano b/c I had it. Lastly, you can easily can/freeze this and pull it out to make a quick tomato soup: add a little chicken broth and if you like a 'bisque', some cream, half and half or whole milk.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fresh Tomato Spaghetti Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (356 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 160.4
    Calories from Fat 87
    Total Fat 9.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 405.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    Sugars 11.6 g
    Protein 3.2 g

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