Tomato Sauce - 3 cups

Cuisinart original

This classic sauce pairs well with our regular or whole-

wheat pasta


Makes about 3 cups; enough sauce for ½ pound of fresh pasta


½        cup olive oil

2         medium garlic cloves, smashed

1         can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes

¼        cup grated Parmesan cheese

½        teaspoon kosher salt

10        fresh basil leaves

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (½ cup): Calories 224 (75% from fat)

  • carb. 11g • pro. 4g • fat 20g
  • sat. fat 4g • chol. 5mg • sod. 305mg
    • calc. 64mg • fiber 2g


  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil and garlic over medium-high heat until garlic is softened and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, reduce the heat and cook at a low simmer until slightly reduced and thickened, about 15 minutes.
  2. When the sauce is reduced, stir in the Parmesan cheese, salt and basil and cook for an additional minute.
  3. For a richer-tasting pasta, add the cooked and drained pasta to the pan with the sauce and cook for 1 minute. Serve im- mediately.