Quick Tomato Pasta Sauce
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size 1/2 cup
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced or crushed tomatoes
1⁄4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- In a medium saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. (If using garlic powder, omit oil and skip this step).
- Add tomatoes, lemon juice, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes, if desired. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. For a thicker sauce, cook an extra 10 to 20 minutes to allow more of the liquid to evaporate.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.