*This Easy Tomato Sauce is a staple in my kitchen. It’s quick to prepare, so much more delicious than any jarred variation, and the perfect addition to all sorts of weeknight dinners.*
Possibly the most easy dinner ever is a warm bowl of pasta, topped with a simple sauce like jarred pesto, a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of parmesan, or a chunky tomato sauce. Luckily, this quick weeknight dinner solution is delicious, too! I always think that spaghetti is perfect after a long and exhausting day of work because it’s so quick to prepare, and the perfect combination of filling and comforting. It’s nice to know that if I get home late, especially on a cold and dark night, a satisfying dinner requires little more than boiling water.
One of my favorite ways to step up a simple pasta dinner just a little is to make homemade tomato sauce. Sure, you could go with a jarred version – but this quick and easy recipe requires just a few common ingredients and barely any effort. The trick is using a can of high-quality crushed tomatoes. I love the concentrated flavor, and the plentiful juices cook up into a perfectly thick and flavorful sauce. Some olive oil, onions, garlic, a couple seasonings – the perfect flavor combination, and quintessentially Italian.
I like to make a big batch of this quick tomato sauce. I’ll enjoy some immediately, tossed with spaghetti and topped with some parmesan or a dollop of ricotta. The rest I’ll freeze, to be added to simple weeknight dinners. Sometimes I stir the flavorful red sauce into scrambled eggs, or spoon it over leftover rice. To make a quick take on pizza, simple spread some sauce over a piece of toast, top with shredded mozzarella, and then stick it in the oven for five minutes or so. This easy tomato sauce is practically foolproof, and crazy useful and delicious!
The Easiest Tomato Sauce
This Easy Tomato Sauce is a staple in my kitchen. It's quick to prepare, so much more delicious than any jarred variation, and the perfect addition to all sorts of weeknight dinners.