Pasquale's Italian Tomato Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a great basic tomato sauce that is excellent in many Italian recipes. Depending on what and who you are serving this to you can add hot pepper flakes to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large pot and cook onion, garlic and seasonings for 5 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, wine and butter.
  3. Simmer for 30 minutes till sauce is fairly thick, and once the golden oil floats on top you know it is done.


Most Helpful

I like! Will make again!

Farah0000 January 25, 2013

This was delish! I cut the oil & butter each in half to lighten the recipe, but other than that made as directed. Very easy & it tasted fabulous. I dared DH & DS to figure out the secret ingredient (nutmeg, which they don't like in anything) but neither of them could until I told them. The nutmeg & red wine were in just the right proportions to set this recipe apart from others & we really enjoyed it. I browned some ground beef & stirred that in after it simmered then served it over pasta. Thanks for sharing, Kermit!

**Tinkerbell** November 23, 2009

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