Speedy Cherry Tomato Sauce

Speedy Cherry Tomato Sauce

Fresh tomato sauce made quickly with cherry, grape, or cocktail tomatoes.  Perfect with pasta, zoodles, or even this zucchini parmesan.

cherry tomato sauce

Speedy Cherry Tomato Sauce


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves torn into small pieces


  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute or until fragrant but not turning brown.
  • Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and sugar. As the tomatoes cook and soften, mash them with a fork to help them form a chunky, rustic sauce. Cook the tomatoes for approximately 5-6 minutes total.
  • Sprinkle with torn basil before serving.


Recipe from Fountain Avenue Kitchen.
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