Romantic Garlic Tomato Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by ms.susan

This is my signature sauce. The aroma will waft through your house and make everyone anticipate the meal! It's light but REALLY delicious! I have added meatballs or sausage to this recipe, but it's wonderful as is!

Top Review by Sydney Mike

GREAT TASTING SAUCE, & just the thing for my son & his wife who are wanna be vegetarians! Made up a double batch &, after tasting it for myself, sent it home with them! Almost reduced the amount of chili flakes, but am glad that I didn't ~ The taste was just right! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees for this Spring's Pick-A-Chef]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add olive oil, minced garlic cloves, and chili flakes to a cold frying pan.
  2. Heat to medium/high. Do NOT brown the garlic!
  3. As soon as the aroma of the garlic and chili flakes begins to escape, add the canned tomatoes, salt and 1/2 the basil.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add water.
  6. Lower heat and simmer for at least 1 hour.
  7. Reduce sauce by half.
  8. When ready to serve, garnish each plate with leftover fresh basil.
  9. Serve over your favourite pasta shape.

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