VARIATION: To make Parmesan Pizza Sauce, prepare recipe as directed, except stir in 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
TIP: To develop a richer, sweet tomato flavor, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, about 1 to 2 minutes, until paste browns slightly. Remove from heat and use paste as directed in the recipe.
NOTE: Recipe can be doubled using a 12 oz. can of tomato paste or two 6 oz. cans.