Make this tomato sauce with pasta or for our Pita Pizza recipe. It has a lot less sodium than jarred sauce and has extra vitamins and minerals.
Combine olive oil and 2 of the garlic cloves in the center of a 2½ quart microwave safe dish. Cook uncovered for 2 minutes at 100% power. Add onion, carrot, celery and mushrooms, and cook uncovered for 5 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes and their liquid, oregano, basil and remaining garlic cloves. Cook uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring twice. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
Time varies depending on strength of microwave. Cook only in ceramic or glass.
Cut this recipe in half to save money.