Pasta and Fresh Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil

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Pasta and Fresh Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil

Why This Recipe Works

To preserve the fresh tomato flavor in our fresh tomato pasta sauce recipe while ensuring a hearty, dense texture, we cooked the tomatoes in extra-virgin olive oil and garlic after peeling and seeding them. Cooking them in a wide pan promot...

Why This Recipe Works

To preserve the fresh tomato flavor in our fresh tomato pasta sauce recipe while ensuring a hearty, dense texture, we cooked the tomatoes in extra-virgin olive oil and garlic after peeling and seeding them. Cooking them in a wide pan promoted quick evaporation, and thinning out the sauce with a small amount of pasta water brought them to just the right consistency.

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Tomato Sauces for PastaSeason 1, Ep. 101

Learn how to make a flavorful tomato sauce any time of the year. We explain why the best meatless sauces are also the fastest—and better than anything that comes out of a jar.