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Easy Pasta Sauce


  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1/2 cups 1x

Description

This pasta sauce is easy to make with mostly pantry ingredients. It tastes like it was simmered for hours but only takes 20 minutes to make – it’s great for pasta or any recipe that needs a tomato sauce.


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ¼ cup half and half 
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 large basil leaves, torn into small pieces

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook and stir them until they soften about five minutes.
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 62
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 374.1mg
  • Fat: 4.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.4g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 11.7mg

Keywords: easy pasta sauce, simple tomato sauce, easy tomato pasta sauce