Being a mom that likes to avoid buying canned and jarred sauces, I have been working on a pasta sauce for a while.  Turns out it was a pretty simple combination of ingredients for the perfect tomato based pasta sauce (I did have to use one can of tomato paste to thicken – try to get the no salt added organic version if available).

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 Tomatoes cubed
  • 1 can organic tomato paste
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/2 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  • In a small pot, cook the onions and garlic with the olive oil until the onions start to become clear.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, water, tomato paste, wine, and Italian seasoning.  Heat until starts to boil.  Salt and pepper to taste.
  • If you want your sauce creamier, I use an immersion blender to blend it all together.  If you like it chunky serve as is.
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