Recipe by darthlaurie
Everyone has that one recipe they can't live without. This is the recipe I turn to when I don't know what else to fix for dinner. When I was first out on my own, I looked up a bunch of recipes and then, I figured out what I really needed to make a basic pasta sauce. This is really basic and you can add veggies or meat or anything else you want to try. Have fun and enjoy!
Top Review by Chef Dudo
I agree that it is a great "starter" sauce. Easy to make and good taste. I added 3/4 cup water, otherwise it would have turned out too thick. Also I used a vegetable bouillon cube and I did not need either salt nor sugar. it freezes well. Thanks for posting.
- 1 (14 1/2-16 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 beef bouillon cubes or 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 1⁄2 tablespoon italian seasoning
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 1⁄2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- 1 dash pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Directions See How It's Made
- In a medium pot, saute garlic in olive oil, if desired. If you choose not to, go on to step 2.
- Combine all the ingredients except for the red pepper flakes. Simmer over medium heat until sauce boils; smash tomatoes during simmering. Simmer until it reaches desired consistency (this will take longer without tomato paste).
- Add red pepper flakes in the last five minutes of cooking.
- Serve over favorite pasta or freeze.
- Tips: If sauce just isn't tasting right, add a tiny bit of sugar or salt. Roasted red peppers, onions, and mushrooms are particularly tasty additions. The longer you simmer the sauce, the tastier it becomes. Add more seasonings as needed since all measurements are approximations.