Simple Pizza / Pasta Sauce Print Email

Simply amazing if made with great tomatoes – I suggest La Bella San Marzano brand tomatoes from Italy.

one 28-ounce can Italian peeled tomatoes
2 TBS olive oil
1 small onion, minced
1 small carrot, minced
1 clove garlic, crushed
Pinches of salt, pepper & crushed red pepper
Pinch of sugar, optional
Herbs & spices (such as basil, oregano, marjoram, and fennel)

In a bowl, coarsely crush the tomatoes, leaving them just a little chunky. Sauté onions and carrots in oil with a pinch of salt until translucent, add the garlic and sauté one minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes and simmer, seasoning to taste with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and your choice of herbs & spices to taste. If tomatoes are not sweet, sugar may be added to taste. Simmer on a low flame, stirring often for at least 15 minutes. Puree if a less chunky sauce is desired. Chef Mick Rosacci,