This is a quick, easy to make spaghetti sauce using fresh tomatoes and herbs. I used Roma tomatoes but you can use any kind of tomatoes or even a can of tomatoes if fresh tomatoes aren’t available.
The sauce can be served plain over pasta, or mixed with either cooked lentils or cooked ground meat for a heartier meal.
If you need a tomato free marinara sauce check out my Tomato Free Marinara Sauce.
IngredientsWater or olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes or 1 (14-16 ounce) can of diced tomatoes 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley fresh basil (I used about 6 large leaves) fresh oregano (I used about 12 small leaves) 1/8 teaspoon pepper salt to taste pasta grated Parmesan cheese (if desired) cooked lentils or ground meat (if desired)
DirectionsIn a large non-stick skillet saute the onion and garlic in either a small amount of water or a small amount of olive oil, whichever you prefer. When almost tender, add the tomatoes and tomato sauce. Cover the pan and continue cooking on medium low heat. When the tomatoes are almost cooked through, add the fresh herbs to taste. (You can substitute dried herbs if fresh aren’t available.) Add pepper and salt to taste. Cover and simmer on low heat until the tomatoes are tender. Remove the cover if the sauce is too thin to allow for some evaporation. Adjust seasonings to taste. Meanwhile, cook the pasta and the ground meat or lentils if desired. Add the ground meat or lentils to the spaghetti sauce if desired. Serve over the pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired. Serves 4-5
- Delicious Homemade Tomato Sauce for Every Beginner Chef (positively-smitten.com)