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Earlier this week my cute neighbor brought me a bag of tomatoes from her garden, fresh basil, garlic, red onion and a copy of this recipe. What a lovely gift, yes? Loved it! I made the recipe later that afternoon, snapped a few pictures and brought it along to share with you all today. If you have fresh tomatoes and basil from your garden I hope you’ll give this pasta sauce recipe a try! It makes of use of 10 medium sized tomatoes and has a delicious, rich tomato flavor.  Certainly different than most pasta sauce recipes, but unique and delicious all the same. Fresh tomatoes really pump up a recipe, am I right?  It also works well if you are looking for a great vegetarian sauce.


Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 5-6 servings


4 Tb olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tb fresh basil, snipped into small pieces with scissors
3 Tb red onion, chopped
10 roma tomatoes, chopped
salt and pepper
2 tsp beef bullion
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp Johnny's Garlic Seasoning


1. Heat a large deep skillet up over medium high heat. Pour the oil into the pan and allow it to heat through.
2. All the garlic, basil and onion to the hot skillet and saute for several minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper, bullion, brown sugar and Johnny's Garlic seasoning and bring to a simmer. Cook on low for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Give it a taste and adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.
4. Serve over linguine or any other pasta of choice, and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Recipe adapted from my cute neighbor Melanie Francis

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    1. Judy,
      Thanks for your question. I would substitute a combination of Italian Seasoning and Garlic salt for the Johnny’s Seasoning.
      Best of luck!