As I may have mentioned somewhere around 6,754 times I love all forms of pasta. Having a simple marinara sauce on hand works for tossing some pasta or topping a pizza, it’s also easy something I need more of, ease. Oh, did I mention pizza is another love here at case de confusion? I’m guessing that the kids & Hubby could eat it once a day if I let them. And so I love that with tomato & basil marinara sauce one night I will serve it with pasta & a salad then another night the same week we can make a couple pizzas.
The kids are also all about attempting to help with the pizza making, something that has now lead them to ask things like “can we make our own pasta?” How do I answer that? Because yes we CAN but am I ready to make that leap? Looks like I may be, heck I’m a new woman in a new year of life. Pasta will be conquered. And now onto the marinara sauce, simple to conquer & well worth the taste.
What You Need:
24 oz. Canned Crushed Tomatoes
1 Tablespoon of Tomato Paste
3 Cloves of minced (or finely chopped) Garlic
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
7 Leaves of Fresh Basil finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Pinch of Sugar
How to Put it Together:
Heat the olive oil in a pan on a low heat & add in the minced garlic. Cook for no more than 5 minutes, burning garlic can make it taste bitter, & add in the Tablespoon of pasta sauce. Then add in your tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar & basil. Let it come together for & simmer in the pan for about 30 minutes. That’s it. You can top your pasta with it & then of course add a little Parmesan cheese. OK, who am I kidding? Go ahead & add more than just a little Parmesan after you get it to your dish! And see I told you it was simple while giving you a nice clean & crisp marinara sauce.