Basic Tomato Sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce

Basic tomato sauce is just the beginning of something wonderful that come together in your kitchen. Simply seasoned with onion, garlic and thyme, sweetened slightly with carrot and simmered until thickened. When it comes down to it, basic tomato sauce is an essential that can be made ahead.

Basic tomato sauce is simply seasoned with onion, garlic and thyme, sweetened slightly with carrot; simmered until thickened. For all your Italian dishes! | TheMountainKitchen.com

How To Make Basic Tomato Sauce

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan.

When the oil is hot, add the onion and garlic to the pan; cook until soft and light golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Basic tomato sauce is simply seasoned with onion, garlic and thyme, sweetened slightly with carrot; simmered until thickened. For all your Italian dishes! | TheMountainKitchen.com

Add the thyme and carrot, and cook for about 5 more minutes or until the carrot is soft.

Basic tomato sauce is simply seasoned with onion, garlic and thyme, sweetened slightly with carrot; simmered until thickened. For all your Italian dishes! | TheMountainKitchen.com

Crush the whole tomatoes, by hand over the pan, adding the juice and reserved juices from the can.

Bring to a boil, stirring often.

Basic tomato sauce is simply seasoned with onion, garlic and thyme, sweetened slightly with carrot; simmered until thickened. For all your Italian dishes! | TheMountainKitchen.com

When the sauce comes to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for no less than 30 minutes.

After the 30 minutes, the sauce should be as thick as hot cereal, if not, continue to simmer until it thickens.

Season with salt, to taste, then use with your favorite Italian dish.

Basic tomato sauce is simply seasoned with onion, garlic and thyme, sweetened slightly with carrot; simmered until thickened. For all your Italian dishes! | TheMountainKitchen.com

Basic tomato sauce is simply seasoned with onion, garlic and thyme, sweetened slightly with carrot; simmered until thickened. For all your Italian dishes! | TheMountainKitchen.com

Make Ahead:

The tomato sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or up to 6 months in the freezer.

Recipes With Basic Tomato Sauce:

Basic tomato sauce is simply seasoned with onion, garlic and thyme, sweetened slightly with carrot; simmered until thickened. For all your Italian dishes! | TheMountainKitchen.com

Wait until you see what I did with this for Meatless Monday last week. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post…

Basic Tomato Sauce

Basic tomato sauce is simply seasoned with onion, garlic, and thyme, sweetened slightly with carrot; simmered until thickened. For all your Italian dishes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Basic, Sauce, tomato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 107kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves thin sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves chopped or 1 tablespoon dried
  • ¼ cup carrot grated
  • 56 ounces canned peeled whole tomatoes crushed by hand and juices reserved

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the pan; cook until soft and light golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the thyme and carrot, and cook for about 5 more minutes or until the carrot is soft.
  • Crush the whole tomatoes, by hand over the pan, adding the juice and reserved juices from the can.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring often. When the sauce comes to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for no less than 30 minutes.
  • After the 30 minutes, the sauce should be as thick as hot cereal, if not, continue to simmer until it thickens.
  • Season with salt, to taste, then use with your favorite Italian dish.

Notes

Make Ahead:  The tomato sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or up to 6 months in the freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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