Quick Tomato Sauce Quick Tomato Sauce Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Try various sauces on homemade pizzas, such as, clockwise, from right, Quick Tomato Sauce, Cilantro Pesto and Basil-Parsley Pesto. Charmaine Dupre July 10, 2013 Comments ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE Quick Tomato Sauce Makes about 1 quart. Recipe is from Charmaine Dupre. ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced Several fresh basil leaves 2 (28-oz.) cans whole peeled tomatoes, drained and chopped Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Pinch of sugar or sugar substitute if desired 1. Coat a sauté pan with olive oil and place over medium heat. When the oil gets hazy, add the onion and garlic, cook and stir for 5 minutes to soften. 2. Tear the basil leaves and drop into the pan. Carefully add the tomatoes, cook and stir until the liquid is cooked down and the sauce is thick, about 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper and then remove from heat.