Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

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!

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.


Most Helpful

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.

stevehet March 14, 2011

I tried a few different pasta sauce recipes on here after my cookbooks went missing from our move 5 months ago. This one is my favorite! I add italian sausage or grd beef. Sometimes a litte wine if I have it. I also add a few more spices and just a sprinkle of pepper flakes. The chicken broth really makes a difference. Thanks for a great recipe! Defintely a keeper!

Minda3 January 03, 2011

Amazing! Very impressed. I used canned crushed tomatoes instead of whole, added a bay leaf to the sauce while it was simmering and added a pinch of oregano. I will definitely make this again!

eternalchaos78 August 10, 2015

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