Basic Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce is ubiquitous in American cuisine. Whether served with pasta, as an ingredient in lasagna, or as a side with grilled chicken, tomato sauce is a part of many types of meals. This tomato sauce is the perfect ingredient for any of the above-mentioned dishes. If you’re feeling particularly industrious, make a double batch and freeze half for later use.

Number of Servings



  • 4 ½ teaspoons onion, small dice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 ½ cups diced tomatoes, canned
  • ½ bay leaf
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh basil, chiffonade


  1. Over medium-low heat, sweat the onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add diced tomatoes and bay leaf and simmer until flavors are blended.
  3. Stir in oregano and basil. This sauce may be served as is or puréed whichever you prefer.
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