How to Make Tasty Basic Pasta/Pizza Sauce

Basic Pasta/Pizza Sauce.

Basic Pasta/Pizza Sauce You can have Basic Pasta/Pizza Sauce using 13 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Basic Pasta/Pizza Sauce

  1. You need of 28 oz whole peeled tomatoes (I prefer a good italian brand over Hunts).
  2. Prepare of - 3 Tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  3. You need of onion (I typically use 1/2 large red onion) - diced.
  4. Prepare of to 3 garlic cloves - chopped or minced.
  5. Prepare of carrot (chopped).
  6. You need of to 6 basil leaves - fresh (may use dried 2 tbls).
  7. Prepare of tomato paste.
  8. You need of dried oregano.
  9. It's of to 2 Bay leaves.
  10. It's of red wine vinegar.
  11. It's of dry white wine (choose a wine you like).
  12. Prepare of salt and pepper to taste (1-2 tsp each usually).
  13. Prepare of + red pepper flakes (optional).

Basic Pasta/Pizza Sauce instructions

  1. Heat oil in 2-3 qt pot at med-hi. Add onions and garlic. Cook until onions become translucent. (approx 2-3 min).
  2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil momentarily then simmer covered. Stir occasionally. (45 min).
  3. Transfer sauce to blender or food processor and blend to desired consistency. (chunky sauce - a few good pulses; blend full speed if preferred smooth).
  4. **NOTE** Add diced bell peppers or different cheeses for different flavors of sauce.