Tomato Sauce

This recipe is part of the recipe for Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce


Makes about 2 cups


2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
1 clove garlic, minced
2 pounds ripe plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped prosciutto or cooked ham (optional)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
Salt and black pepper


  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes and sugar. Cook 10 minutes or until most of liquid has evaporated. Stir in prosciutto, if desired, and basil. Cook 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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