Rich tomato sauce. When it comes to a rich tomato sauce, you need to remember a few key ingredients:  Tomatoes, herbs, onions, garlic and salt and pepper.  There are many variations on this sauce, however sometimes simple is best.  This sauce can be frozen and used when needed, or eaten all at once.  It's great to adapt and make your own.  Want it a bit spicy, add some red chili flakes, want to have a bit of creaminess in it, add some cream, your imagination is your only limitation.

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes or 28 ounces fresh tomatoes peeled and seeded.
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 leaves fresh basil leaves
  • sprinkle of fresh thyme and oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, saute onions in the oil until golden brown. Add crushed tomatoes, water, basil, thyme, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Let the sauce come to a boil, lower heat to low and stir occasionally until desired thickness. Sauce is ready when oil rises to the top. Skim off oil.

(Recipe by: Frankie's staff)