I’m very excited to share this delicious recipe with you! This San Marzano Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is one of my favorite sauces because it can be used in so many dishes.
I usually make a gluten-free pasta and top it off with this yummy sauce. Sometimes I’ll bake a spaghetti squash instead of the pasta all together for a healthier dish. I promise, this tomato sauce is so easy to make. Once you taste it (and smell it while cooking), it will surely become a family favorite.
Any leftover sauce is perfect to be used the next day in a new dish. I love making a delicious lasagna with the leftover sauce.
Also, the sauce can be made with or without sausage or meat. It can also be spicy (or not). It’s up to you!
- Cooked Pasta of your choice $2.00
- 2 tablespoon Olive Oil $0.32
- 1 small Yellow Onion $0.14
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves, minced $0.10
- 2- 28 oz cans of Whole San Marzano Tomatoes $7.30
- 1/2 can of tomato paste (3 oz) $0.23
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley $0.10
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano $0.10
- 1 tablespoon dried basil $0.10
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more or less depending on your desire for spice) $0.05
- 1 large dried bayleaf $0.15
- salt $0.02
- pepper $0.05
- Approx. 2-3 tablespoons of red wine (optional) $0.40
- 1 lb sausage or ground meat (optional) $3.99 lb
- Grated Parmesan Cheese for topping (optional)
- Total Price: $15.05
- Price Per Serving: $1.25 each
- Chop onions and mince garlic. Set aside and do not mix together.
- Puree whole canned tomatoes. Set aside and save for later use.
- Brown sausage or ground meat until no longer pink. Set aside and save for later use.
- In stockpot, caramelize onions in olive oil. Season with small amount of salt and pepper. Allow them to turn a deep caramelized color.
- Once onions are caramelized, add garlic. Cook garlic for approximately 1 minute or until very fragrant.
- Add 1/2 can of tomato paste and cook until it has turned a deep red color. Season again with small amount of salt and pepper.
- If tomato paste starts to turn brown and burn, add small splash of red wine or water to stop browning.
- Once tomato paste is a deep red color, add pureed tomatoes to stockpot.
- Add dried seasonings (oregano, basil, parsley, red pepper flakes and bay leaf).
- If making a meat sauce, go ahead and add the meat now.
- Simmer for approximately 1 hour.
- Remove the bay leaf.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Chop onion and mince garlic. Puree whole tomatoes and juices from tomato can set aside for later use.
Brown the sausage. Drain and set aside. I love a spicier version and use either spicy chicken sausage or pork (yum!!).