Quick Tomato Pasta Sauce

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Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes: 2 cups
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2 teaspoons
vegetable oil
2 cloves
garlic minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 can
(14.5 ounces) diced or crushed tomatoes
1⁄4 teaspoon
each salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon
lemon juice (optional)
1⁄4 teaspoon
red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. (If using garlic powder, omit oil and skip this step).
  2. Add tomatoes, lemon juice, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes, if desired. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. For a thicker sauce, cook an extra 10 to 20 minutes to allow more of the liquid to evaporate.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Last updated: 09/20/18

1 Comments for "Quick Tomato Pasta Sauce"

WOW!!!   This is for sure one of my fav Food Hero recipes because it tastes amazing (my family continues to say its a better sauce than anything from a jar/can) and it saves money and is soooooo quick!!  Try it!!  I have not ever used the lemon juice called for.  And i have used it as a pasta sauce with noodles, but also used it when a recipe calls for tomato sauce.  I always keep canned tomatoes in my pantry (stocking up when they are on sale) and boxed pasta so this recipe gets used a lot when I am in a hurry and need a quick dinner idea.

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