Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Sometimes I have the habit of cooking things there is absolutely no need to cook because they are readily available everywhere. Here is my pasta sauce- I like it better than store bought. It's even more awesome if you use fresh tomatoes instead of canned sauce!


  1. Saute garlic in a pan.
  2. When it begins to smell slightly sweet/right before it burns add the other ingredients.
  3. Bring almost to a boil (watch out, it likes to bubble- keep the lid on).
  4. Simmer for as long as possible.
  5. Adjust spices to taste.
  6. Serve hot on pasta; also goes great on pizzas.
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PAC Fall 2007 - Being Italian and growing up with mom's homemade, I'm very picky when it comes to tomato sauce. I have to say that this was fabulous! A very nice sauce with a little kick. I used a can of chopped tomatoes in lieu of sauce so that it would be chunky. I had never heard of sofrito sauce, so had to make my own using this Sofrito sauce. I used about 3 shakes of Tabasco and simmered for 45 minutes and it was perfect. Thanks for sharing Chris!

CulinaryQueen September 14, 2007