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When you’re looking for a quick and comforting tomato-y, garlicky pasta, this ultimate umami bomb tomato sauce will hit all the right notes. #tomatosauce #umami #pasta #pastasauce #dinner #recipes #recipe
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The Ultimate Umami Bomb 4 Ingredient Tomato Sauce

All you need are 4 pantry ingredients for this quick and comforting tomato-y, garlicky pasta, this ultimate umami bomb tomato sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: noodles, pasta, sauce, tomato
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 14 oz canned tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce see notes
  • 8 ounces pasta of choice I used campanelle

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a medium sized pot over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and stir, cooking, until soft but not brown, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the canned tomatoes and soy sauce to the pot and bring to a gentle boil then turn down the heat to simmer over medium-low, reducing the sauce for 15-20 minutes, stirring and breaking up the tomatoes as needed. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
    When you’re looking for a quick and comforting tomato-y, garlicky pasta, this ultimate umami bomb tomato sauce will hit all the right notes. #tomatosauce #umami #pasta #pastasauce #dinner #recipes #recipe
  • When the sauce is almost finished, cook the pasta according to the package, then drain well and toss with the pasta sauce. Enjoy topped with grated parmesan and furikake for some extra umami if desired.
    When you’re looking for a quick and comforting tomato-y, garlicky pasta, this ultimate umami bomb tomato sauce will hit all the right notes. #tomatosauce #umami #pasta #pastasauce #dinner #recipes #recipe

Notes

I used sweet soy sauce which added an extra bit of caramel sweetness. If you don’t have any in your pantry, you can add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar to the sauce, if desired.