PREP TIME: 10 minutes | COOK TIME: 25 minutes | YIELD: 3 cups

This comforting sauce is easy, versatile and delicious!

1 Tbsp (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil

½ large yellow onion, diced

Pinch red pepper flakes

1 large clove garlic, minced

1 Tbsp (15 ml) tomato paste

1 x 15-oz (440 ml) BPA-free can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

1 x 15-oz (440 ml) BPA-free can no-salt-added tomato sauce

1 Tbsp (15 ml) finely chopped fresh oregano leaves, or ½ tsp (2.5 ml) dried

¼ tsp (1.25 ml) sea salt

½ tsp (2.5 ml) freshly ground black pepper

Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan with straight, shallow sides. Add onion and red pepper flakes and saut until onion is translucent. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute longer. Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and oregano. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using a handheld immersion blender or stand blender, blend sauce to desired smoothness. Season with salt and pepper.

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This sauce can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to three months.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING (½ CUP):

Calories: 67 | Calories from Fat: 20 | Protein: 1 g | Carbs: 11 g | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 0.3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sodium: 85 mg | Cholesterol: 0 mg