I never use tomato sauce from a jar, so whether I am making a quick pasta sauce or sauce as part of a larger recipe, I have a quick and easy way to make fresh homemade tomato sauce. Below is a recipe that will generate 2 Cups of tomato sauce. It is perfect for a pasta dinner for 2 or 3 people. For a larger amount of sauce, just double or triple the recipe.
1 Can of basic plain tomato sauce
1Tbsp Olive Oil
A handful of fresh cherry tomatoes
3 Garlic cloves (minced)
Basil (1Tbsp fresh or 1tsp dried)
Oregano (1Tbsp fresh or 1tsp dried)
Thyme (1tsp fresh or 1/4tsp dried)
In a large skillet over medium heat add Olive Oil and Garlic.
Cook and stir for about 30 seconds and then add tomatoes and herbs.
Allow the tomatoes to cook in the hot oil while occasionally stirring until the skins begin to crack.
Once the tomatoes begin to break apart, you can use your spatula or spoon to help break down the tomatoes.
After the tomatoes start to break apart, you can add the tomato sauce.
After adding the tomato sauce, you can add the salt and pepper.
Continue to stir the sauce occasionally, and using your spatula or spoon, you can continue to break down the tomatoes further.
Allow the sauce to simmer over a low heat for ten minutes
Tip:If you don not have tomatoes on hand or prefer a thin pasta sauce just omit them from the recipe. They do however add a great deal of flavor and texture to the sauce.
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