In a medium-sized saucepan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil and add two chopped garlic cloves. Stir continuously for 5 mins. Add 1 can (28 oz) of crushed tomatoes, 1tsp each of dried oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, raw cane sugar and pepper, and a pinch of salt to the pan. Heat for 12 minutes, stirring throughout. Pair this sauce with whole wheat pasta noodles or zoodles!
Homemade pasta sauce seems like an undertaking that’s more easily left to Prego or Ragu. But, like I’ve said before, when we choose homemade, we get to choose what goes into our food. I had always imagined that making my own spaghetti sauce would be ridiculously complicated and require many steps. However, this recipe is as easy as it gets.
The ingredients in this recipe are simple and easy to find. The red pepper flakes make this sauce slightly spicy, but not over the top. What I love most about this recipe, is that it’s even more satisfying than my favorite store bought pasta sauces. But, it’s coming from my very own kitchen!
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 (28oz) can of crushed tomatoes
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp sugar (I used raw cane sugar (a.k.a. turbinado))
- 1 tsp pepper
- Pinch of salt
- In a medium saucepan, heat oil and add chopped garlic cloves. Continuously stir for about 5 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients to saucepan and heat, stirring throughout, for about 12 minutes.
Pair this sauce over whole wheat pasta noodles, zoodles, or in pasta dishes.