Quick Spaghetti SaucePosted: January 7, 2012
This is another recipe I developed for my kids’ cooking class. It’s a scaled down version of a sauce I have been making for years. I just love this sauce. The whole can of tomato paste really gives it a concentrated flavor, as if the sauce had been simmering for hours. Sometimes I add anItalian herb blend from Penzey’s to the sauce. This sauce freezes really well.
Quick Spaghetti Sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onions (about 1 small onion)
1 tsp. minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes (diced if you like a chunky sauce)
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
pinch black pepper
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add onions and garlic and saute until tender, about 7 to 10 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and the remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring
occasionally, for about 5 more minutes, or until sauce is heated through.