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Perfect Pasta Sauce
Author: Melissa Howell
  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 4 14.5 oz. cans of crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1-2 Tbsp. sugar to taste optional
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of baking soda
  1. If using diced tomatoes rather than crushed, pour them into a blender and pulse until the tomatoes have been broken down. Do not puree them.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pot.
  3. Add onion and cook until translucent.
  4. Add the garlic and cook a few minutes more.
  5. Add the corn starch to the cooked onions and garlic and stir.
  6. Immediately after mixing in the corn starch, add the can of tomato sauce and stir.
  7. Carefully add the crushed tomatoes to the pot and stir.
  8. Add the sugar, basil, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of baking soda and mix well.
  9. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
  10. Bring the sauce to a simmer and keep it simmering on low heat for 25-30 minutes
  11. Extra sauce may be frozen.