Simple Tomato Sauce. Photo courtesy of my editorial partnership with Shutterstock.
If you don’t have an immersion blender, puree the tomatoes in a food processor.
- 1 (28 oz) can whole tomatoes
- 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion (finely chopped)
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- kosher salt (to taste)
In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is very soft, about 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes and use an immersion blender to puree the mixture, then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to moderate and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and serve.