Tuscan Tomato Sauce
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Recipe type: Dressings, Sauces & jams
Makes: 6 Sauce portions
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can puréed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  1. Heat the olive oil and garlic in a stockpot over medium heat. Sauté for 2 minutes, just until garlic is fragrant.
  2. Add the puréed tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.
  3. Bring the sauce to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the fresh spinach to the sauce, and let cook for 5 additional minutes before serving.
Perfect Portion Tuscan Tomato Sauce

Puréed or crushed San Marzano tomatoes are traditionally used in Italy. You can often find these in cardboard cartons near the canned tomato products in the grocery store. Puréed makes a thick and smooth sauce, while crushed makes a thin and chunky sauce.
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 100
Recipe by The Perfect Portion at https://theperfectportion.com/2016/02/meatballs-marinara-tuscan-tomato-sauce/