Basil Tomato Sauce
Tip: For a smooth sauce, remove from heat after simmering uncovered for 20 minutes. Cool about 20 minutes. Transfer about 4 cups of the sauce to a blender; cover and blend until smooth. Repeat blending remaining sauce, 4 cups at a time, until all is pureed. Return all to the Dutch oven and heat through. Stir in basil just before serving.
To make ahead: Prepare as directed. Spoon sauce into an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw frozen sauce in the refrigerator before using.
1 1/2 vegetable