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Sure you can open up a jar of Ragú or get a little fancy with some Newman's Own. But making your own basic tomato sauce is kind of shockingly easy and well worth your while. It sounds more impressive and it tastes better. Here is our best basic tomato sauce recipe, which is great over a bowl of pasta.

Sure you can open up a jar of Ragú or get a little fancy with some Newman's Own. But making your own basic tomato sauce is kind of shockingly easy and well worth your while. It sounds more impressive and it tastes better. Here is our best basic tomato sauce recipe, which is great over a bowl of pasta or on our best basic pizza dough. And once you've mastered this you can make it your own by adding a little browned meat, a splash of red wine or chili flakes for heat.