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Homemade pasta sauce
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Homemade Pasta Sauce

No store-bought sauce will ever compare to your own homemade pasta sauce prepared with fresh herbs. Taste the difference!

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 88kcal


  • 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