Homemade Pasta Sauce
No store-bought sauce will ever compare to your own homemade pasta sauce prepared with fresh herbs. Taste the difference!
- ½ medium yellow onion (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 28 oz crushed tomatoes
- 15 ounces tomato sauce
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Add olive oil to a saucepan or pot and set over medium heat. Add chopped onions and saute until tender and translucent. Add minced garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes.
Add all remaining ingredients to the pot, stir to combine, and bring to a simmer.
Simmer uncovered for approximately 20 minutes, or until thickened to your liking. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for a week.
This recipe yeilds 4 cups.
Rather than chopping basil leaves, I often just add a branch of basil and remove it from the sauce once it is done simmering.
This this recipe with my Easy Meatball Subs!
Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2.5mg