Pasta Sauce #1

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by MizEmerilLagasse

This is the best pasta sauce you will ever have. I guarantee it. It is not to sweet, not to spicy, not to acidic. It's just darn good!

Top Review by stevehet

I haven't made a lot of tomato-based pasta sauces from scratch, but this one was fantastic! I substituted crushed tomatos for the whole tomatoes. I made this with a slow cooker and it was perfect. I sauteed the red pepper, garlic and onions in a pan and then added it to the slow cooker later. I think the key to this recipe is to let the sauce simmer for as long as possible. It really lets the flavors combine. Also - crush the dry spices in your hand before you add them to the sauce. It helps bring out the natural oils in the spice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. On your cutting board, chop and smash the garlic into a paste with the salt.
  2. Heat a large saucepan with the oil in it over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and cook for about 8 minutes or until the onions are all brown.
  4. Add the chicken broth to the pan and scrape the bottom to get all the"flavor" bits off of it.
  5. Crush the tomatoes into the pan using your hand (it's a little gross, but it will give the sauce texture like you've never seen).
  6. Add the tomato paste and all of the seasonings except the parsley and basil.
  7. Stir to combined.
  8. Bring to a soft boil, turn the heat to low, and cover.
  9. Let it simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stir occasionally.
  10. Add the parsley and basil.
  11. Serve over pasta, rice, pizza, anything.

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