Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This easy sauce is made with things I always have on-hand. It freezes well so I often double or even triple the recipe, to pull out for busy work-night meals-once you've got the sauce the rest is easy! I'm not sure where I got the recipe, but, I think it was Taste of Home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté onion and garlic in oil over low heat for 15 minutes-until very limp.
  3. Add sage and sauté 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce and wine-simmer UNCOVERED 10 minutes.
  5. Then cover and simmer for 60-90 minutes.
  6. Stirring occasionally.
  7. Uncover and simmer to desired thickness.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve over spaghetti, gnocchi, pierogies, sausages- whatever sounds good to you!
Most Helpful

5 5

This sauce is SO tasty..infact deceptively so. Who would have thought such simple and rustic flavors would have such a complex and inviting finish? I could eat this stuff by the spoonful and infact was caught doing so more than once. I found that 4 cups of tomato sauce was exactly 1 29 oz can and 1 8 oz can (I measured infact). I simmered the sauce covered for an hour, then to thicken about 20 minutes. I used Chardonnay for the wine. I am making another batch this weekend to freeze. Thank you for this wonderful sauce, it is a true gem of a recipe!

5 5

Mickie, I really like this sauce. It was so easy to make and the flavor is just wonderful. I used some to make homemade pizza and then just sprinkled on some italian seasoning before adding the other toppings. I froze the rest and plan to use it for spaghetti, but I'm also thinking it would be good over meatloaf. Thanks for sharing!

5 5

I really enjoyed this sauce. I have tons leftover as I eat very little sauce at one point in time. So.. I plan to freeze the leftover sauce. I served it with some pasta and a nice plate of veggies :-) I ended up having to cook it for less time than it said to.... but it was done to my liking at about 45 minutes at most.. Thanks mickie!!!