Easy and quick, this recipe is a staple in our Italian household:

Brown 1/2 of an onion in 1/4 cup olive oil in large pot.
Add one large can tomato puree and 2 small cans tomato paste. Fill puree can halfway with water and add. Also add fresh or dried parsley, black pepper, oregano, basil, and 1/2 tsp. of sugar. Cook for 1 1/2 hours. After baking meatballs or sausage, add to the sauce and cook a while longer.


  1. Mary Marvella // June 1, 2008 at 4:20 PM  

    Got me a craving for tomato sauce! Yours sounds like just the ticket.

  2. Joanne // June 2, 2008 at 1:29 PM  

    Any type of pasta goes great---try Rigatoni or ziti. Enjoy!

  3. Beth Trissel // June 3, 2008 at 11:09 PM  

    Yummy! This gets me in the mood to hit the sauce.