Simple Tomato Sauce


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Simple Tomato Sauce

Print This Recipe Total time Yield 2 cupsSource Modern Potluck by Kristin DonnellyPublished

If you don’t have an immersion blender, puree the tomatoes in a food processor.

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  • 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.