You might say, why make this when I can buy any one one of probably 15 kinds of red sauces in the store? Well, the only reason I can offer is that there is a sense of satisfaction when you create something from scratch. Even the lowly, but versatile Homemade Red Sauce. Have I tempted you?

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  • Course Sides
  • Cuisine Inspired
  • Keyword 30 Minute Meal
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6 people 10 minutes 15 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6 people 10 minutes 15 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
25 minutes
Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Ingredients
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and grated
  • 2 large pinches of dried basil
  • 1 pinch oregano
  • 1 15-oz can chopped tomato
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce or 3/4 cup passata
  • 2-3 tbspn tomato paste
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
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Instructions
  1. Gather all ingredients before staring recipe.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat.
  3. Peel and finely chop 1/2 of a sweet onion and sauté until the onions are translucent, about 5-6 minutes, then add grated garlic and stir to combine.
  4. Add crumbled dried basil and oregano, stir to combine.
  5. Add one can of chopped tomato, the tomato sauce, and then the tomato paste.
  6. Stir all to combine, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes.

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