Santa Monica Pizza & Pasta Co.

Diner · Italian Restaurant · Sandwich Shop · Pizza Place

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happy hollandaise


the key to great tomato sauce is simmering it for a long time! also, i’m convinced caramelized onions make everything wonderful.



  • 2 28-oz cans diced tomatoes with no seasoning
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 3/4 lb mild italian sausage
  • 1 lb ground lean turkey
  • 1 large white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs fresh chopped basil
  • dried herbs– 1/4 tsp each of dried fennel and oregano
  • 1 tbs white sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

dice onion, and sautee on medium-low heat in a bit of olive oil. let cook until translucent and slightly golden in color. chop garlic and add to pan. in separate pans, brown meats until just barely cooked through. add meat and onions to large pot, and turn on medium-high heat. add tomato paste and stir well. add canned diced tomatoes, water, basil, herbs, sugar, pepper, and…

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Author: Santa Monica Pizza & Pasta Co.

We specializes in rustic-style pizzas, calzones and "pastazones," which are calzones stuffed with pasta. We also serve "pizzinis" -- house-made flatbread sandwiches that are "stacked and packed" with fillings like meatballs and barbecued chicken. Our pasta specialties include chicken Alfredo, pasta pomodora, mac & cheese, ravioli and lasagna. Finish it all off with cheesecake, brownies or tiramisu for dessert

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