Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is one of my Adopted Recipes. I have not yet had time to try it out and make revisions if needed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To cook sauce, heat olive oil over medium heat in a large iron skillet or heavy saucepan.
  2. Add garlic and cook until tender.
  3. Add fresh tomatoes and cook until just heated through.
  4. Stir in basil and salt.
  5. Serve sauce over cooked spaghetti or other Italian pasta and top with parmesan cheese.
  6. This tomato sauce recipe makes enough for about 6 servings Don't over cook the tomatoes, keep them aldente!
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I just realized I was out of tomato sauce this evening and used this recipe as a base to make some. I adjusted the ingredients a bit -- I'll be cooking for one for a while until my DH can eat solid foods again. I used your ingredients plus fresh thyme and oregano. I simmered the sauce on the stove with a bay leaf for about 20 minutes to let the flavors mix. This is a nice basic recipe -- Thanks for posting!

Ingy August 29, 2005