Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

My dad's favorite sauce. He used to take us to restaurants that made this simple sauce always served with angel hair. This sauce is not meant to be cooked long.


  1. Smash garlic with flat object (I use the side of my 8" knife) and peel. Trim of any stem.
  2. Heat oil in saucepan over low medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and cook until light brown, about 20 minutes.
  4. Add canned tomatoes and smash them.
  5. Add tomato paste.
  6. Heat to boiling.
  7. Tear basil and add to sauce. Salt to taste.
  8. Turn off heat and serve over angel hair pasta.


Most Helpful

This was very good for a quick cooking sauce, but it needed a little bit of sugar. I also added some crushed red pepper, and that really made it. Overall, it was a delicious meal. Thank you far sharing. Made for 2009 Fall PAC.

Katanashrp October 06, 2009

This was so good and so easy. I followed the recipe as written. My husband, who doesn't care for Italian food, had 2 servings!! Thanks for posting.

texaschic September 22, 2007

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