Directions 5 steps | 85 Minutes
Prep and gather all ingredients. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Add the onion and cook until softened and translucent. Add the smashed garlic cloves and cook until fragrant and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the garlic from the pan.
Add the salt, red pepper flakes, bay leaf, crushed tomatoes and wine, if using.
Bring the sauce to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 1 hour. After 1 hour, remove the lid and simmer uncovered for an additional 15-20 minutes, until the sauce is thickened to your liking. Stir in basil and remove bay leaf. Taste and adjust for seasoning and salt.
Serve with pasta.
- The longer you simmer this sugo sauce, the creamier it will be. Simmer the sauce for 2-3 hours for more robust flavor and creaminess. If you're short on time, you can simmer this sauce for 30-45 minutes and use an immersion blender to speed up the process. We recommend Cuisinart® Smart Stick® 2-Speed Hand Blender.
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28 Jul 2022
This is even simple enough to make on a weeknight! Love the photos associated with each step in the directions!Reply to this comment
18 Jul 2022
Really cool recipe video! Love how simple it is to make sugo!Reply to this comment