The best homemade Italian tomato sauce is effortless and flavorful, it takes only 4 ingredients and 20 mins to make. It is perfect for spaghetti, pasta, pizzas, meatballs, and more.
Slice the garlic as you desire.
Place a saucepan over medium heat, pour in the oil, add in the garlic and gently fry it until it acquires a light brown color.
Tilt the pan, let all the oil collect on one side and absorb it with a piece of kitchen paper.
Turn the heat back on medium, tip in the tomatoes, break them into smaller pieces with a spoon and stir.
Bring the sauce to a simmer, lower the heat to the minimum and cover the pan with a lid. Make sure to leave the pot partially uncovered to let the steam escape; this will concentrate the sauce (and the flavor) overtime. Cook the sauce for 5 minutes over the lowest heat.
Once the time has elapsed, remove the lid, stir the sauce and bring it back to a simmer. Place the lid back on and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Once the time is up, repeat the process one last time to complete the sauce. 15 minutes of total cooking time is generally enough for small quantities of sauce.