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Sam's Red Pasta Sauce


Use this sauce for eggplant parmesan, fried zucchini, fried eggplant or to top your favorite pasta dish.


  • Olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 large can (32 to 48 ounces) whole tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sweet basil, or 4 leaves fresh
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, sliced
  • 1 pound pasta
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large fry pan, brown onion in about 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  2. Blend tomatoes in a blender for several seconds and add to skillet with remaining ingredients.
  3. Add about 1 teaspoon olive oil and simmer 15 to 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and top with sauce and parmesan cheese.

Serves 3 to 4.

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Source: Recipe by Sam Vento

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