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A great sauce for pasta.

Rustic Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

2          teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

1          onion (5 to 6 ounces), peeled and cut into 12-inch pieces

1          carrot (2 ounces), peeled and cut into 12-inch pieces

1          rib celery, trimmed and cut into 12-inch pieces

2          cloves garlic, peeled

1          teaspoon dried basil

1          roasted red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

13       cup dry white wine (such as vermouth)

2          tablespoons tomato paste

2          cans (15-ounce) recipe-ready diced tomatoes with juices

12       teaspoon kosher salt

14       teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


In a 3-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and basil. Cover loosely and cook until the vegetables are softened but not browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the roasted red pepper, wine, tomato paste, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes, loosely covered. Uncover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes longer to thicken. Turn off heat and let stand 5 minutes.

Insert the hand blender into the saucepan, making sure the protective guard is submerged. Blend on Low, using an up-and-down motion until ingredients are well combined, about 30 to 60 seconds, until the sauce reaches desired consistency.


Servings: Makes about 5 cups

Nutritional information per serving

Nutritional analysis per 12-cup serving:

Calories 47 (17% from fat) • carb. 8g • pro. 1g • fat 1g • sat. fat 0g

• chol. 0mg • sod. 194mg • calc. 26mg • fiber 2g


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