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Pasta Sauce, Microwave (P, KLP, TNT)
Source: Adapted from Barbara Kafka's recipe in "Microwave Gourmet"
Yield: 4-6 servings

1 28-33 oz. canned tomatoes (Italian style is best; can be crushed or whole, cut up)
1-3 cloves of garlic finely chopped or smashed
1 thinly sliced onion
1-3 tsp. olive oil
Fresh basil, chopped, to taste (1/2 to 1 bunch)
Freshly ground black pepper to taste (optional)
Salt to taste (optional)

In a very large measuring cup (I use a 2-quart Pyrex) or microwave-safe bowl, heat oil for 2-3 minutes.

Add garlic and onions and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 5 minutes until onions are all soft-sautéed.

Pour in tomatoes and basil; cover tightly with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes. Uncover and add pepper and salt if using. Serve over pasta or in your favorite recipe calling for tomato sauce.

Poster's Notes:
This is a really quick and easy sauce you can make from canned tomatoes, onions, garlic, and fresh basil and the microwave. It is my version of Barbara Kafka's recipe in "Microwave Gourmet."

Posted by Wendy Baker

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A