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Classic Tomato Pomodoro Sauce

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Classic Tomato Pomodoro Sauce


There is nothing simpler nor satisfying than a quick weeknight Pomodoro sauce! Whether served with your pasta noodle of choice or over juicy baked chicken with fresh parmesan to finish, it’s a great go-to recipe to have in your recipe box! Make too much? Don’t fret! Freeze leftovers in small portions for an even quicker weeknight dinner next week!

Yield: 4 servings

Oven: N/A

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

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1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1, 28-ounce can crushed San Marzano tomatoes

1 tablespoon dry Italian seasoning

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

kosher salt, to taste

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to garnish


1.   In a medium size saucepan over medium heat, add oil and allow to heat, approximately 1 – 2 minutes.

2.   Add onion, and allow to cook while occasionally stirring until soft, lightly caramelized and translucent, approximately 4 – 5 minutes. Add garlic, and allow to cook until just fragrant, approximately 20 seconds.

3.   Add tomatoes, Italian seasoning, sugar and a pinch of salt. Reduce temperature to medium – low and allow to simmer, while occasionally stirring, until flavors have developed and consistency has slightly thickened, approximately 5 ­ – 10 minutes. – See kitchen note.

4.   Toss with your noodle of choice and finish with fresh Parmesan, if desired.


Kitchen Note: When making pasta, always reserve your cooking water to help thin your sauce if it becomes too thick or dry.