March 16

10 Minute Tomato Sauce

Sure, Sure… This might not be a true Italian sauce. But it does make a decent substitute when you don’t have all day to simmer your ‘real’ sauce. We have made it more than a few times simple because it’s so easy. You can basically make your noodles and sauce at the same time and have a fairly quickly made dinner after coming home after work.

10 Minute Tomato Sauce

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 ⁄4 cup onion grated
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped


  • Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup grated onion. Saute 2 minutes. 
  • Add oregano and 1/2 tsp salt. Cook with stirring 3 minutes until onions begin to brown. 
  • Add crushed garlic. Cook 30 seconds. 
  • Add crushed tomatoes and sugar. Turn heat to high and cook with stirring until simmering.
  • Turn heat to medium low. Simmer 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in olive oil and basil. 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over pasta.


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Posted March 16, 2019 by Food.PWWF in category "Sauce

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