Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

The BEST tomato sauce around!


  1. Cook Onions and Garlic in 2-6tbs of olive oil depending on how rich you want it.
  2. Optional: Remove inner stem of tomato.
  3. Crush tomatoes with your hands and add to pot, you can all add them to the pot and then mash them with a potato masher.
  4. Add wine and carrot which should be cut into 4 large pieces.
  5. Add Salt, Pepper and Red Pepper Flakes.
  6. Cook on medium for 1.5hrs-2hrs until it is reduced by half and thick.
  7. Add basil leaves 30minutes before it is done cooking.
Most Helpful

This turned out great. I scaled down the recipe using 1 large can diced tomatoes. Great with spaghetti! I grated the carrot so it would melt into the sauce, added some parsley with the basil. Thanks for a good basic tomato sauce! Made for the Pick a Chef event. I enjoyed making your recipes!

Sharon123 March 30, 2011