Cristina Ferrare's Tomato Sauce & Spaghetti Squash Tomato Sauce


Tomato Sauce Ingredients

  • 16 or about 2.25lbs of cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup of exra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 scallions chopped
  • ¼ cup of white wine
  • ¾ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 medium basil leaves
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 4 gloves of garlic (peeled & smashed)

Cut the tomatoes in halves and set aside in a bowl. Heat a saucepan on medium-high heat until hot. Add the olive oil and scallions and cook for 5 minutes.
Add wine and cook down more than half. Add the cut up tomatoes and salt. Simmer for 40 minutes at a slow, bubbly simmer. In a food processor (or hand mixer), puree the tomatoes a batch at a time for about 1 minutes each time. In a separate saucepan, strain the tomatoes through a chinoise or strainer with holes small enough to catch the seeds. (Do not use a mesh strainer with tightly would, small mesh- the holes are too small and the tomatoes will be too liquid. You want holes just large enough to strain the skin and seeds.
Tomato Soup

  • Mix in food processor or with hand mixer.
  • Add chicken stock (low sodium for a healthier option).
  • Top off with croutons for a crunch, and basil leaves as added flavor.

Spaghetti Squash Ingredients

  • 1 (2 to 3 pounds) spaghetti squash
  • Olive Oil


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Rub squash with olive oil.
  • Place on baking sheet and bake for 1 hour or until knife can be inserted.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 45 minutes.
  • Cut lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  • Slide fork on the inside of the deseeding squash and see long strands that look like spaghetti pull away.

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