Mario Batali's Basic Tomato Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

A fresh, light tasting sauce for pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until translucent, but not brown.
  2. add the thyme and carrot and cook 5 minutes more.
  3. add the tomatoes.
  4. bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. season with salt to taste.
  6. serve immediately.
  7. the sauce may br refrigerated for up to one week or frozen for up to 6 months.
Most Helpful

This is easy to make, requires minimal effort/dishes and most important of all tastes great! I halved the recipe the first time, will be sure to make the whole recipe next time.

Mgnbos October 21, 2012