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easy pantry pasta sauce

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Shelley Teller
Pittsburgh, PA

My friend's favorite, quick easy pasta sauce. Only a few things are absolutely needed, the rest are to enhance flavor! The can sizes quoted are based on making a 1 pound box of pasta. Adjust as needed for the amount you want to make.

★★★★★ 2
serves 4 - 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For easy pantry pasta sauce

  • 1 can
    tomato sauce (15 ounce)
  • 1 can
    tomato paste (6 ounces)
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes, do not drain (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4-6
    baby bella mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 lb
    ground meat (optional)

How To Make easy pantry pasta sauce

  • 1
    Blend tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, sugar and garlic in a bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2
    Saute onions with olive oil until halfway cooked, add diced tomatoes.
  • 3
    If adding meat to the sauce, fry in pan with onions until brown then add diced tomatoes.
  • 4
    Let simmer for about 5 minutes, then add mushrooms.
  • 5
    Simmer until the sauce is at the consistency you desire.