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Best Tomato Sauce

3 ½ cups


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chile flakes
  • 28 oz can canned tomatoes crushed or diced
  • 1/2 lemon zested (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
Best Tomato Sauce
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  • Add the olive oil to a saucepan on medium heat. Sauté the garlic for 1 minute, until it smells great and becomes translucent. Add the chili flakes and cook for 30 seconds. Add the can of tomatoes, mix, and cook until warmed through. Add a little lemon zest, then salt and pepper to taste. Since canned tomatoes are often already salted, you may not need to add any.
  • If you want a thicker sauce that will stick to pasta better, cook for 10 to 20 minutes to evaporate more of the liquid. Use immediately or keep in a jar in the fridge for later use.

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