Tomato Vegetable Sauce for Gnocchi

serves 6-8



2 28oz cans whole tomatoes
1/2 cup olive oil
4 carrots (chopped)
1 medium onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
2 teaspoons sugar


1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil for about a minute at medium heat. Toss in the carrots, onions and saute for a few minutes. Stir in garlic and heat 1 minute more.
2. Add tomatoes to the vegetable mixture. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 35-45 minutes. Tomatoes should break down while simmering, or you can use a wooden spoon to break them up.
3. Remove the sauce from the heat, let cool for a few minutes. In small batches, puree the sauce in a food processer till smooth (or puree sauce directly in the sauce pan with an immersion blender).
4. Add sugar and salt to taste. Serve with cooked gnocchi.