Monday, July 19, 2010

Spaghetti Sauce

This is how the onions should look just before you thrown in the garlic.

Just added the crushed tomatoes to the onion/garlic mixture. The tomatoes are bright red when they come out of the can.

Farm fresh basil!  Who's been eating my basil?

Just added the olive oil and basil.  Deep dark red and tasty.

Sauce that doesn't taste like candy, but tomato, garlic and basil.  This sauce has changed my spaghetti life.  I won't say never, but I don't plan on using premade spaghetti sauce anytime soon.

Simple Spaghetti Sauce
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 t. oregano
  • 1 lg. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 lb. pasta

Dice onion and mince garlic. In a saucepan, melt butter and add onion, salt and oregano.  Saute for 5 minutes or until onions begin to brown and wilt.  Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until you can smell yummy garlic goodness.  Add crushed tomatoes and sugar.  Simmer until the sauce thickens and turns a deep red, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in olive oil and fresh basil.  Toss with your favorite pasta.

This post is linked up with Meatless Mondays.

This post is linked up with Tasty Tuesday.


  1. Hey! Looks yummy!!! Just want you to know that I'm cluckin' and a clickin'!!

  2. That looks delicious! I sure love the quick and easy recipes that are family favorites!

  3. Yummo... but what about my robots???

  4. This blog is really cool, mostly about food, not space. There is nothing wrong with space, I like space, but I'm just sayin'

  5. Oh yes you are on your way! No more premade sweet salty "food" for you!

    Thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...