Any of you guys making pizza or spaghetti sauce have a sauce recipe to share? Right now my sauce is usually canned/jarred kicked up a notch with dried Italian herbs and garlic. Would be great to make a fresh sauce.
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I started this because it is MUCH cheaper than the "good" jarred sauce, then turned out to taste better, and be easy, too. Buy your cans on the super sales that happen 2x per year. This recipe costs about $2.30 for a large portion for a family of 4.... $3.00 if you include a lot of pasta.
One can of diced tomatoes
One Can of crushed tomatoes (optional if you are serving more than 2, I find i need more tomatoe power of crushed)
Splash of olive (or canola) oil
2 Tsp of sugar
Garlic clove, minced (optional)
Salt / pepper to taste (watch out if cans already have salt added)
Heat to a boil, simmer for 20 minutes, or as long as you have, if you have more time. Will not be as saucy if short on time, or no crushed tomatoes, but still great.
Add your herbs that you like. I sometimes top off with fresh basil or parsley. Also adding in chopped fresh veggies (carrots, celery, onions and, spinach are my go to's), and/ or a sprinkle of parm cheese is nice.