People can get fierce about their food preferences. Perhaps you only take whole milk in your coffee or like a very specific ratio of filling to crust in your pies. Maybe you have a particular number of deli meat slices you like on your sandwiches. And some of you, I've come to learn, are very particular about your tomato sauces. For such a simple affair, people are vocal about their tomato sauce. Maybe yours is a family recipe or maybe you stumbled upon it in a food magazine years ago and have relied on that recipe alone ever since. My favorite tomato sauce recipe is almost not a recipe at all: I simply roast a huge batch of tomatoes and garlic and puree with a little salt, pepper, and olive oil.
I make large batches in the summer when tomatoes are at their peak and freeze it in small batches to pull out in the dead of winter. That's what I'm up to this week. How about you? What are your favorite tomato sauce recipes? Come on, I know you've got one.
A Few of Our Favorites From the Kitchn:
• Recipe: Basic Tomato Sauce
• Roasted Tomato Sauce with Garlic
• Marcella Hazan's Famous Tomato Sauce
Related: Change it Up: 6 Alternatives to Tomato Sauce on Pizza
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