Serve this sauce over cooked pasta; top with freshly grated Parmesan.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place tomatoes in a colander and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Let liquid drain into sink for about 30 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a 12-inch frying pan. Add garlic and red-pepper flakes, if desired, and cook until garlic begins to color. Add onion and cook over low heat until very soft but not brown, about 10 minutes.

  • Add tomatoes and basil. Add salt, pepper, and sugar. Turn heat to medium high and cook 5 to 10 minutes, until thick (sauce should bubble briskly). Stir in parsley and adjust seasonings.