Cooks Illustrated Easy Pasta Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Quick and easy but delish basic sauce for pasta. You can add whatever you like in addition but is really good as is. Even better the next day!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a skillet. Add in grated onion, oregano, and salt. Cook until onion is nice and brown without burning it. About 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add whole can of tomatoes and sugar. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Add olive oil and chopped basil then serve over hot pasta of your choice.
Most Helpful

I used this sauce as a pizza sauce. It came out fantastic and was even better the next day when all the flavors were able to meld together.