A Mouth-Watering Sauce Made Using Fresh Ingredients
One of the easiest dishes in the world; spaghetti. One part pasta, one part meat, and one part sauce. It’s pretty hard to make it wrong, unless you’re not usuing a fresh sauce.
A homemade spaghetti sauce adds color, texture and INCREDIBLE flavor that store-bought pasta sauces just can’t compete with.
I have to admit that before creating this recipe, I never once thought of making my own pasta sauce. I mean they are so readily available at the grocery store, so why bother, right? But one day my kids requested “pizza”, (we normally kept french bread pizzas in the freezer prior to our lifestyle change) and we had none at the house.
But we had hoagie rolls, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni. So I ventured into the unknown. I opened my pantry and explored the skeletal remains of grocery trips many moons ago (okay, so like a few weeks prior) and found tomato sauce and tomato paste. From there, I went to the fridge where I found fresh herbs, including basil.
Along with a tomato on the counter and a few dry spices, we were ready to party.
Once everything came together, the kids and I made the pizzas and I couldn’t help but wonder what it tasted like as a pasta sauce. I boiled some spaghetti and made fresh garlic bread to go with it. Once we all tasted it, I knew. We had been missing out all this time settling for processed store-bought spaghetti sauce.
After tasting this recipe of my own invention, I can honestly say, we may never consume store-bought sauces again. The difference that fresh ingredients make when it comes to cooking, well, anything, is just incredible. I’m so excited to continue to explore this passion and continue sharing my delicious discoveries with you!
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 large leaves of fresh basil, chopped
1 Tsp dried parsley
2 cans tomato sauce
½ can tomato paste
½ teaspoon himilaian pink salt
1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
¼ cup fresh tomato, chopped into very small chunks
½ Tbsp sugar
1.) Heat olive oil in a small sauce pan on medium high heat. Once heated, add the garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes.
2.) Add fresh chopped basil and dried parsley. Heat for 1-2 minutes.
3.) Add tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir in the salt and pepper.
4.) Add the tomato chunks and sprinkle on the sugar. Stir until combined.
5.) Let simmer on stove top for 5 minutes.
Serve hot on cooked spaghetti pasta, or spread on uncooked pizza dough.*
*Cook pizza properly before consumption.
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