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Richie’s Famous Tomato Sauce

  • Author: Jaime Hartman
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


Simple and delicious! Use in bolognese sauce or on its own.


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 68 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
  • 1 quart (32 ounces) whole plum tomatoes packed in their own juices
  • 1 pinch raw sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 basil leaves, chopped


  1. Heat olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until it is golden brown but not burnt (about 3-5 minutes but watch closely!).
  2. Add tomatoes, raw sugar, salt and pepper. Stir, crushing the tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon.
  3. Cook until the sauce is thick and no longer watery, about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat and add basil.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Italian