Tomato Sauce for Gnocchi


2 – 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or other cooking oil

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 – 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1/4 cup of parsley, chopped

1 bay leaf

26-oz jar of crushed or stewed tomatoes

1 small can tomato paste


Heat oil in saute pan, add onion and garlic and cook on low heat until translucent

Add parsley, bay leaf, tomatoes and tomato paste

Bring to a low boil and then turn heat down and simmer for 20 – 30 minutes.