Tomato and Basil Sauce


  • 1/2 onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup San Marzano Tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • Optional: Oregano, Italian Seasoning, Thyme, Crushed Red Pepper, Sugar


  1. Heat olive oil in skillet on medium heat. 
  2. Chop down onions and add to heated olive oil. Add salt and pepper to personal preference. Add minced garlic. 
  3. When onions are translucent and garlic starts to turn golden, add San Marzano tomatoes. Add any optional spices to preference. Lower heat and simmer. 
  4. Once sauce begins to bubble, add basil, whole leaves or chopped.
Recipe from the kitchen of The Local Epicurean.


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