Sweet Basil Tomato Sauce Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2015
I know I'm cheating by rating my own recipe but it is the only way I can add some comments about how I have changed this up since I originally posted it. Like many of the reviewers, I always add some sugar to this. I also add a splash of balsamic vinegar or red wine (or both!). I usually omit the onions unless I adding meat to it, but that is because my daughter is a purist and can find a microscopic piece of onion in her food. :) If you have fresh basil available, I absolutely recommend using that instead of dried. I take advantage of the summer basil and fresh tomatoes by making huge batches of this sauce each year and canning it for use throughout the year. The variations I just described are what go into the jar. I then add whatever we are in the mood for when I heat it up (roasted red peppers, meat, onion, etc). As a starter, I still think the recipe as posted is a great starter recipe. The great thing with this kind of sauce is that you can get creative and find new ways to dress it up. Enjoy!
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Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2015
This turned out very good. I added the sugar recommended in the reviews. I accidently purchased tomato sauce instead of the crushed tomatoes but needless to say it worked out well just the right consistency. I used it over spaghetti in the Chicken Parmesan bundle recipe
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Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2014
I rarely buy premade sauces.I think I have found the best one for me. I like mine one the thick side, so I used a small can of paste. but its the flavor thathas me hooked! I did add a little sugar because I like it a little sweet. perfect basil flavor.
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Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2013
This is delicious as is but it also a nice base to play with if you want to go gourmet.
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Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2013
Made this as written. My family and I loved it, perfect texture and a robust flavor. Any pasta would be proud to sport this sweet little sauce! Yummy!
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Home Town: Clarkston, Michigan, USA
Living In: Hainesport, New Jersey, USA
Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2013
This recipe was amazing!! My family loved it. I did add 1/8cup of surgar and a it of flour.
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