Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Adapted by HomeCookingMemories.com from a recipe by Ellie Krieger

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until soft. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Stir in tomato products, oregano, rosemary, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. Taste sauce and if desired, add sugar. Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until it is thickened up a bit. Use as desired.
Most Helpful

Easy, tasted great, and got a lot of compliments. After hearing about all the bad stuff in jarred pasta sauces, I wanted to try making my own, but my image of the type of a person who made their own sauce was the Italian grandmother slaving away over a pot for hours, chopping, simmering, and waiting. This sauce was nothing like that and turned out great. It took no time at all and little prep. Chose an onion, open a few cans, and throw in some dried spices. I'll never buy jarred sauce again. I didn't have the rosemary or the red pepper, but I think the red pepper would have added a nice kick.

harrisnish_5566167 July 14, 2013

Love the recipe. Had all seasonings needed in dried Italian seasoning. I added sweet Italian sausage and about half a Tbsp. of celery flake to it. Yum! Perfecto!

Chef Ben Kreger March 11, 2014