Thursday, July 19, 2007

Italian Tomato Sauce

GF pizza is a staple at our home and when we put off grocery shopping it's usually the meal I can easily pull ingredients together for. Or so I thought. No tomato sauce in the pantry this week!? And this 8 months pregnant mamma isn't making a trip just for sauce. So I made my own, which is not like me. It ended up being the best pizza that has ever come out of my oven!
And tonight we used the rest of it for pasta with mushrooms and zucchini.

Italian Tomato Sauce

1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 can (28 oz) stewed tomatoes, diced and hard stem portion removed
1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
2 tablespoons dried basil leaves
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Saute onion and fresh garlic in large stock pot for 2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low for 45 minutes. Taste test and stir occasionally, add addition amounts of spices to taste.


Anonymous said...

You totally rock! Don't you love it when something turns out so right? I love making my own sauce, especially when it turns out delish!

Melony said...

I haven't made homemade sauce in years! Yours looks faboo. Like Kristy says, you are a rock. You have inspired me to put together something fresh and not out of a can tonight.

liz said...

melony- so i shouldn't admit zane had abc soup from a can for lunch? ;-)

let us know what you make!

Michelle said...

I just made the white choc macademia nut cookie substituting milk choc chips and they were so wonderful! There is such great celebrating I had to post about it on my blog too! Thanks so much!