Spaghetti with Fresh Roma Tomato Sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 pounds plum tomatoes, chopped (about 5 cups)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
Grated Romano cheese and additional basil

 In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat oil over medium heat; saute onion until tender, 4-6 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.

Stir 1/4 cup basil and, if desired, sugar into sauce. Serve over spaghetti. Top with cheese and additional basil. Freeze option: Freeze cooled sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
1 cup spaghetti with 3/4 cup sauce (calculated without cheese): 327 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 607mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 10g protein.  

Originally published as Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce in tasteofhome.com

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