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Spaghetti Sauce From Scratch

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Tomatoes
  • 1/8 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion diced
  • 6 cloves Garlic diced
  • 3 tablespoon Fresh Thyme Leaves, chopped optional
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Remove the cores and roughly dice the tomatoes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, thyme and basil, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally. Using a spatula, periodically press down on the tomatoes to help break them down. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Remove the sauce from heat and blend. BE CAREFUL, sauce will be very hot. Can use an immersion blender. Return the sauce to the pan on a low heat.

  4. 15 minutes before serving, warm up water and cook the pasta according to package directions.

  5. Strain the pasta and place sauce on top. Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This sauce has a fresh, rich flavor that stands up on its own with pasta. It also pairs nicely with cooked ground beef or sausage, if your family likes a meat sauce.