1 (16-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
Cook first 4 ingredients and, if desired, crushed red pepper in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1 1/4 cups (about 10 minutes). Stir in basil.