This is a standby, never fail recipe that I use all the time. It works great for many different meals. Anywhere that you need an Italian tomato based sauce, you can use this recipe. We use it for spaghetti sauce or in lasagna (I’ll often season and brown a pound of ground meat to mix with it for a heartier husband pleasing dish), and for pizza sauce. It makes a perfect dip alongside ranch dressing for mozzarella sticks.
It is inexpensive to make and it is easily tweaked to your tastebuds. I hope you enjoy it!
2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
1-2 Tablespoons of minced garlic–measure with your heart
1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
Salt and black pepper to taste
Italian seasoning or Basil and Oregano to taste
Begin by lightly sauteing the garlic and olive oil in a large skillet or saucepan until golden. Add remaining ingredients, and stir well. Let simmer for 10 minutes on medium low heart and use as desired.