6 Reviews

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.

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Chef Dudo January 21, 2010

A great "starter" sauce that uses items I always have on hand -- I added diced onion & mushrooms, tripled the garlic, and added about a cup & a half of water. It was still pretty thick after simmering for 2 hours (which is how we like it). I added in a pinch of kosher salt & a pinch of sugar when I stirred in the red pepper flakes. I served it over whole-wheat penne with a green salad & crusty bread -- a perfect lazy Sunday dinner. Thanks!

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newspapergal December 18, 2006

Best spagetti sauce I've ever made. I too added a diced onion and green pepper, I sauteed for 20 min before adding tomatoes, et. al. I also pureed in blender as my children don't like "chunks" of tomatoes. Thanks super recipe!

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dala162 August 27, 2006

Excellent basic sauce! I sauteed the garlic along with some diced onions and green peppers. Added the cans of tomatoes and tomato paste and thought it was way too thick, so I dissolved the chicken bullion cube in a cup of water and added it to the pot. Then I thought it was chunkier than I wanted, so I used my puree blender to smooth it out a bit. Added a bit of sugar and salt after the other seasonings to get it just right for our tastes. Sad to say I had no parmesan cheese, but this was really good all the same. Thank you!!

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Soup Fly * June 10, 2006

This sauce is very good and so easy to make! I used two cans of petite diced tomatoes and it was still a bit to thick for us so I added some chicken broth to thin it down a bit. Added extra garlic and diced one small onion to saute. Let the sauce simmer on low while pasta was cooking and it was just perfect! Will double the recipe next time so I can freeze some too. Thank you darthlaurie for posting!

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lauralie41 May 11, 2006
Darthlaurie's Indispensable Basic Pasta Sauce