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Quick Tomato Pasta Sauce
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Quick Tomato Pasta Sauce
Makes: 2 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
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Prep time: 5 minutesCooking time: 15 minutesTotal time: 20 minutes


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.
Serving Size: 
1/2 cup
Nutritional Label: 
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Tab 4 Title: 
Spaghetti Squash
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