Pasta: Tomato-Basil Pasta Sauce

posted by RisaG 09-29-100 7:25 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Tomato-Basil Pasta Sauce
Recipe By : RisaG
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Sauces Herbs
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup onion -- chopped
2 cloves garlic -- minced
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes -- undrained
1/2 cup chicken broth -- or homemade stock
8 fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp. unsalted butter -- cut in small cubes
salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese -- freshly grated

In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Saute the onion until just wilted, 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes. Cook for 3 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, reduce heat and cook until sauce thickens, 15 minutes.

Cut basil leaves in shreds and add to the sauce. Whisk in butter, a little at a time, and season with salt and pepper. Place a hand blender in pot and blend until smooth. Keep warm.

Serve over pasta. Also good on grilled fish or chicken.

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