Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe

Updated on April 15, 2018
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Cooking is one of my passions. Though I am working, I make nutritious and tasty food at home. I use minimal oil and no artificial colors.

Homemade Pasta Sauce

Making Pasta Sauce Is Fun

Pasta is a favorite dish in our family. We need pasta sauce to make pasta. Though pasta sauce is available in the stores, I did not like using it as I was apprehensive about the quality and the ingredients included in the recipe.

One day I decided to try and make my own pasta sauce. It turned out that making pasta sauce was so easy and simple. It took me about 25-30 minutes to make it from scratch to make a cup full of yummy pasta sauce.

Now, I am free to use it when I want to make pasta for my family.

So, let me share this detailed recipe for homemade pasta sauce with you.

5 stars for Pasta Sauce Recipe

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Makes a cup of pasta sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes, ripe and red, finely chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 8 tsp tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp mixed Italian seasoning, alternatively, you can use dried oregano
  • 4 tsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • sugar, not required, as tomato sauce has some sugar
  • 4-5 tsp olive oil

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Pasta Sauce

  • Pulse chopped tomatoes in a mixer or blender, so as to get a coarse puree. The puree should be such that, there should be a few chunks of tomatoes in it. Keep aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in chopped garlic. Saute over medium heat until they are brownish and crispy.
  • Add chopped onions. Continue sauteing until they also turn brownish.
  • Add tomato puree. Throw in some salt. Continue stir-cooking until tomatoes get cooked and the mixture becomes thick.
  • Now, add tomato sauce. Mix well. Continue stir-cooking until the mixture becomes moderately thick and starts showing some oil on the edges.
  • Add Italian seasonings, red chili powder, pepper powder, chopped basil, and remaining salt.
  • Mix well. Saute over medium low heat until the sauce comes as a single lump and gets proper consistency. Turn off the heat.
  • Your favorite pasta sauce is ready! Make yummy pasta and indulge!
  • You can store this sauce in the refrigerator up to 4 days in an air-tight jar.
  • For longer shelf-life, store it in the freezer. Use it as and when needed.

Step one: Heat olive oil. Add chopped garlic to it. Saute until they get brownish and crispy.
Step one: Heat olive oil. Add chopped garlic to it. Saute until they get brownish and crispy.
Step two: Add chopped onions. Saute until they get brownish.
Step two: Add chopped onions. Saute until they get brownish.
Step three: Add tomato puree. Add some salt. Increase the heat. Stir-cook until the mixture becomes thick.
Step three: Add tomato puree. Add some salt. Increase the heat. Stir-cook until the mixture becomes thick.
Step four: Add tomato sauce. Continue stir-cooking till you get a moderately thick paste
Step four: Add tomato sauce. Continue stir-cooking till you get a moderately thick paste
Step five: Throw in mixed Italian herbs, chopped basil, red chili powder, pepper powder, and remaining salt.
Step five: Throw in mixed Italian herbs, chopped basil, red chili powder, pepper powder, and remaining salt.
Saute until the mixture shows a bit of oil on the edges and leaves the bottom. Turn off the heat.
Saute until the mixture shows a bit of oil on the edges and leaves the bottom. Turn off the heat.
Your favorite pasta sauce is ready.
Your favorite pasta sauce is ready.

Nutritional Information of Pasta Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 122
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 48 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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