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Simply Sensational Pasta Sauce

Yield 6 servings (3/4 cup sauce with 1 1/2 cups pasta each)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 large = about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 (28 oz each) Hunt's Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves, or dried basil
  • 1 pound dry pasta, uncooked

How to Make It

  1. Hands On: 20 minutes
    Total: 40 minutes

    Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, carrots and celery; mix well. Cook 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes with their juice and the basil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Cook pasta according to package directions while the vegetables are cooking; drain.

    Pour sauce into blender or food processor container; cover. Pulse several times to coarsely chop sauce mixture. (Do not puree.) Serve over the pasta.