I like the convenience of the packets of tomato sauce for pasta, but the truth is, they don´t really taste that great. If you are like me and don´t have time to cook up a huge batch of amazing, homemade pasta sauce, don´t worry. There´s no need to choose either or. Here´s a way to make “homemade” gourmet pasta sauce with packaged sauces.
Quick and Easy Veggie Pasta Sauce
Makes 1.5 cups
2 packages pasta sauce of your choice (about 1 cup)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red pepper, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 Tblsp. fresh parsley, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 c. water or broth
salt to taste
In a large saucepan, fry the onion with a little oil until translucent. Add pepper and garlic, stir quickly and pour in the water or broth. Add remaining ingredients and let simmer for 10-15 min. or however long it takes the pasta to cook.
That´s it. Quick and easy and it tastes totally homemade. You can also cook up some ground beef while sauteing the onions if you prefer a meat sauce.Print or share this recipe using the icons above!