Our simple tomato sauce used for pasta, eggplant and chicken parmesan, lasagna and just about any other simple Italian dish. Easy to make and makes the house smell amazing while it simmers. Freezes well.
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Sides
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
2 tbsp olive oil
2-4 Garlic cloves, minced (Depending on size of garlic and preference. My family loves garlic!)
2 6oz Plain gluten-free tomato paste (we use Muir Glen these days)
2 Tomato purée (we use Pomi Strained Tomatoes, 26.46oz)
1 -2 tablespoon Dried basil
¼ teaspoon salt or taste
¼ teaspoon Pepper or to taste
Garlic powder, optional, sometimes I'll add a pinch after it's simmered a bit if looking for more flavor
Water as needed
Heat olive oil under medium heat
Sauté garlic until fragrant and just starting to brown
Add tomato paste & stir in with olive oil
Add tomato puree & stir together (If you want to make more or less, stick with ratio of 1 paste:1 puree)
Add 1 cup of water or more till desired thickness
Add dried basil, salt and pepper.
Simmer for at least an hour, the longer the better
Taste and add additional seasoning as desired, and add water as desired if you want a thinner sauce. When cooking a sauce, the flavor of the particular tomato puree or paste will affect taste of sauce, so it's important to taste and adjust as needed.