San Marzano tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and basil and you have the best Basil Tomato sauce you will ever taste!


I saw Rachael Ray making this sauce on TV a few years ago and since then it became the “one tomato sauce” in our home. We don’t eat pasta frequently at all, always trying to cut on carbs, but when we do, I make sure we have the best tomato sauce ever. In one word: perfect!
And so easy and fast to prepare, ready in 30 min. Add some browned spicy ground beef, spaghetti, Parmesan cheese and dinner is ready.

Here’s the recipe for 3 cups of sauce.

2 cans of San Marzano tomatoes (they are sweet) coarsely minced

2 cloves of garlic

3 tbs extra virgin olive oil

fresh basil

1 tbs sugar

Fry the garlic in the olive oil, both sides, be careful to not burn it. Discard them. Add the tomatoes, sugar and basil and cook in medium heat for approximately 20 min. Lower the heat and cook 20 min or until the sauce is not watery.

I keep in the fridge for up to one month if I take the trouble of boiling the cans before pouring the sauce. If not, it freezes really well too.



6 Comments Add yours

  1. 4highergood says:

    Yummy! This recipe looks so easy – and if it’s is delicious as you say it is, then it will definitely become a family staple. You don’t really throw discard the garlic do you? Wouldn’t you just mince it so you could keep it in for the extra flavour?

    By the way – the pictures on your blog are so colourful and beautiful! It looks awesome!
    Great Job!☺

  2. Echo Echo says:

    I’m just testing this to see if you are able to receive comments or questions. The question above was also mine. 🙂

    I love your enthusiasm – it comes across beautifully in your blog. Great work!!

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