Homemade tomato sauce is so easy to make…so easy to make you’ll never want to crack open a jar of tomato sauce again. Easy tomato sauce only uses a few ingredients, and you can let it simmer for hours until you’re ready to serve dinner. The best time to make this easy tomato sauce is on a Sunday, let it simmer for a few hours, serve dinner, then save the leftovers for dinners throughout the week. Baked ziti, lasagna, stuffed shells, tortellini, or ravioli all make easy dinner ideas that can use this easy tomato sauce throughout the week.
I know garlic bread is a popular side dish for tomato sauce, and trust me I’m a fan of that. But something I love just as much is a fresh crisp salad like a garden or Caesar salad. I think that the robust rich flavors of a tomato sauce really calls for a fresh bite that a salad can provide. This doesn’t have to be involved, romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing and some Parmesan cheese and you’ve got an easy side salad to accompany your easy tomato sauce dinner.
Now, you’ll notice that this recipe is just for the easy tomato sauce but this is photographed with meatballs. But the easy tomato sauce can be made without meatballs. I wanted to make a tomato sauce with no meat in it so that anyone who doesn’t eat meat, or doesn’t have it on hand, can make this tomato sauce and enjoy the same robust garlicky flavors that don’t depend on meat for the flavor. I do love the crumbles of fresh mozzarella on top, the cool texture is a welcomed bite and really adds a depth of flavor…I highly recommend adding the fresh mozzarella to your easy tomato sauce dinner!Print
Easy Tomato Sauce
Easy tomato sauce is a robust tomato sauce you can make and have plenty for leftover meals throughout the week. A few easy ingredients combine to make an easy sauce that will have you choosing this over jarred sauce from now on!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
-3 garlic cloves
-1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
-2 28oz cans tomato puree
-1 28oz can crushed tomato
-1 tablespoon garlic powder
-2 teaspoons onion powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Over medium heat, heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large pot and grate the garlic into the oil. Cook for 2 minutes, then add in both cans of tomato puree and the can of crushed tomatoes. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and salt and stir until full blended in the sauce.
2. Bring sauce to boil then cover and simmer until ready to eat! Recommended at least 1 hour. To serve, toss with cooked pasta and sprinkle with fresh mozzarella cheese.