Mmmmmm…tomato sauce. Spaghetti and meatballs, pizza, veggies, pasta, spagehetti squash, sooo many possibilities.
Journeying toward less processed foods, more organic living and all on a budget means more homemade items. But it doesn’t have to mean home cooking everynight. No ones got time for that!
Plus who doesn’t love a quick spaghetti dinner?
How about a quick spaghetti dinner with homemade sauce?
This tomato sauce is so easy, fast to make and freezes really well. Make a big batch and then freeze so you have as many easy dinner nights as you like.
So when pasta night arrives whip out that fresh pasta sauce you made and sit down to proudly enjoy!
Fresh Basil Tomato Sauce (Freezable and Delicious!)
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3 cup diced tomatoes
- 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, diced (or 1 1/2 tbsp dried basil)
- 5 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
- Heat olive oil in skillet on stovetop
- Add diced onion and sauté 3-5 minutes (Or until softened)
- Add in all the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes. (If you like a thicker sauce you can simmer longer until you reach desired consistency)
- Serve over pasta, veggies, or whatever you're enjoying for dinner! Freeze sauce in airtight containers for up to three months. (Be sure to let sauce cool before you store it)