Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce

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    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

    This tomato basil pasta sauce recipe has a “from scratch” feel, but uses a few shortcuts to keep it quick!
    Course Sauce
    Cuisine Italian
    Keyword tomato basil pasta sauce
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 248 kcal

    Ingredients

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

    Instructions

    1. 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.

    Recipe Notes

    Fresh basil is a great way to add flavor, fragrance and color to red sauces. 
     
     
    Nutrition Facts
    Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 248 Calories from Fat 72
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 8g 12%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Sodium 439mg 18%
    Potassium 2161mg 62%
    Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
    Sugars 24g
    Protein 8g 16%
    Vitamin A 18.6%
    Vitamin C 32.4%
    Calcium 7.2%
    Iron 32.3%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
     
    Fresh basil is a great way to add flavor, fragrance and color to red sauces. Top and serve!
     
     
     
     
     
    Photography: Alea Lovely
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