Quick Tomato Basil Sauce

Quick Tomato Basil Sauce

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Basil and tomatoes are meant to be together in my opinion like peanut butter and jelly. Today’s post is short but big on flavor as I’m sharing a quick recipe for making tomato basil sauce.

Quick Tomato Basil Sauce

And this can be used in a number of ways: on pizza, over pasta or to top chicken. You can also make enough to can if you want.

Quick Tomato Basil Sauce

Course: Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet

This makes enough sauce for 1 pound of pasta.


  • 1/2 c. olive oil

  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 to 12 cloves fresh garlic, minced

  • 30 to 40 fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces

  • 1 (28 oz. or 35 oz.) can of imported plum tomatoes or 8 to 10 fresh plum tomatoes, chopped


  • In large sauté pan, heat oils and sauté garlic for 2 minutes.
  • Add the basil leaves and sauté another 2 minutes. 
  • Add chopped plum tomatoes, a little salt and pepper and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.


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