Quick Tomato Sauce
This quick and easy, fresh Italian tomato sauce is ready to toss with pasta or use in lasagna in about 30 to 45 minutes. For best results, use only garden ripe tomatoes, otherwise, use canned tomatoes, preferably Italian.
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 cups peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes*
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a large saucepan over medium heat cook chopped onions in chicken broth until soft. Stir in chopped tomatoes, garlic powder, sugar, oregano, thyme, basil, and pepper. Bring to boil, cover, and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
Makes about 4 cups.
*If peeled tomatoes are preferred, place fresh tomatoes in a pot of boiling water for 1 minute, then quickly place them in a large bowl of ice water. The skins will peel off easily.