Wednesday, January 16, 2008


This is the best sauce I've ever had. It comes from my husband's cousin's, Tony and Maria, both Philadelphia Italians.

I used to make sauce from scratch, then went to prepared sauces. Since Tony and Maria shared this recipe with me it's the only one I use now.

It is a quick and easy basic sauce (or gravy) recipe that is delicious on it's own or can be adapted into lots of other dishes.

I make this sauce probably once a month, freeze what I don't use right away so I always have some on hand .


1 28 ounce can tomato sauce

1 28 ounce can tomato puree

2 cups water

1 small can tomato paste

1 tablespoon italian seasoning

1 tablespoon dried basil

2 tablespoons fresh chopped garlic

To a large non reactive saucepan, combine all ingriedients. Simmer 20 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

That's it! Not only is it easy but it's healthy too.


Jenny said...

Sounds great Birdie!
I'd like to make a big batch of it to freeze, so I can stop buying the store bought stuff!

Re-re said...

I could never in my life buy the store bought sauce. This is the best way to do it, a nice Sunday start early and when the sauce simmers for a while, it smell like u are in heaven. Love the Cousin

Teresa said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! Just made this tonight and I can't believe a sauce made so quicky can be so tasty! This is going to be my go-to sauce from now on. Thanks for the recipe. :-)