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Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce

Ask anyone I know and they will tell you that my favorite dinner to make is pasta. In fact, our friends and family have come to expect it when they come for dinner. I’m always experimenting with new sauces to keep this favorite exciting. This tomato basil pasta sauce recipe has a “from scratch” feel, but uses a few shortcuts to keep it quick!

Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce

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Yields 4


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 8 oz jar sun dried tomatoes, drained
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/2 c dry white wine
  • pepper
  • fresh basil


Over medium heat, combine olive oil, garlic & sun dried tomatoes. Stir and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Pour wine in and stir well. Add tomato sauce and red pepper and reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes. Pepper to taste.

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Fresh basil is a great way to add flavor, fragrance and color to red sauces. Top and serve!
Photography: Alea Lovely

7 comments on “Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce”

  1. Looks fabulous! Now I want pasta for dinner. 🙂

  2. Gorgeous photos and your pasta looks just delicious. I love that you added a little freshness and color with the basil.

  3. Thank you! It’s delicious!

  4. This sounds so good and really beats the shelf stuff at the store. Thank you 🙂

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  6. Mmmh , feeling hungry! I’ll try this tonight!

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