My Most Favorite Pasta Sauce Recipe

This sauce serves as my comfort food, I love everything about it: it tastes fabulous, calls for very few ingredients and doesn't require more than 15 minutes of cooking. Yup, it's perfect.

It calls for a little bit of butter and a dash of cream, but seriously, it's worth it... I don't know about you but butter doesn't really bother me as long as it is used in moderation (a little goes a long way).

A good friend of mine taught me how to make this sauce but her version was much more complicated (I actually forgot all the steps she used so I simplified it down to this basic recipe and it still tastes fantastic). Her version used some chicken in the sauce - I am preferring the vegetarian version of this, but feel free to add whatever protein to it you like.

1 tsp butter
1 onion, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
6 tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp cream

On a medium flame, melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the chopped onions and keep stirring until the onions get translucent. Add a pinch of salt to the onions. Next add the tomatoes to the onions and season with more salt (taste so you make sure you aren't overdoing the salt). Lower the heat and cover the pan allowing the sauce to simmer for a few minutes.

Next, add the Italian seasoning, stir and cover the pan again until the tomatoes turn into a "saucy" consistency. If it gets a bit dry add some hot water (not too much).

Add the cream (as much as you like -- I prefer not to use more than 1 tsp).

Taste and season to your liking.

Serves 4

If you liked this recipe then you must try:
Penne Arrabiata
Turkish Ground Beef and Yogurt Pasta
Homemade Pesto

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  1. Sounds good with cream! Delicious!

  2. Looks fabulous! Don't you love making your own sauce? Just makes you feel better about the whole dinner....thanks for your comment on my site. :)

  3. Looks great! I too agree with you, everything in moderation! :)

  4. Looks like a wonderful comfort food!!

  5. MMMMM...Indeed: yummie lovelyness!!

  6. I love pasta sauce and try to make them at home most of the time... I did post a sauce sometime back... your is very different from what I did, gotta try your next time!!!

  7. I think a little bit of butter and cream can go a long way to making a good dish great :-) What spices are in "Italian seasoning"?

  8. Sounds like the best recipe. I love pastas.

  9. I'm with you - pasta *is* total comfort food.

  10. Thanks all :) SO glad you like it

    Hopie - I used the McCormick Italian seasoning mix - it has a bunch of spices including oregano, basil, thyme, etc.

  11. I love pasta sauce - I think the seasoning can really make or break it!

  12. Found the Italian seasoning mix at the grocery store. Didn't realize until now that was what my previous attempts at pasta sauce were missing! Lovely!


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