This is a basic recipe for authentic Italian Pomodoro sauce. Basic doesn’t mean boring though, oh no! If possible, use the best quality tinned tomatoes you can find and you’ll find yourself with a delicious, versatile tomato sauce. Toss with your favorite pasta or use for pizza, gnocchi and more.
My only reservation with tinned tomatoes are the chopped kind as I tend to find that they are just a little wet and lack the oomph of a tinned plum tomato which holds in all its juiciness. You can easily smoosh them with the back of your wooden spoon but they’re likely to fall apart anyway in something like a slow cooked sauce. Another unwritten rule is you get what you pay for. Although there is absolutely nothing wrong with a bottom-shelf budget tin of tomatoes, a more expensive tin will house better quality tomatoes which will give you a more flavourful sauce.