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10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce

My Homemade Pasta Sauce recipe is just what you need for quick and simple weeknight dinners!  Teaching you how to make pasta sauce!  No one will ever guess it only takes 10 minutes to prepare!
Homemade Pasta Sauce

How To Make Pasta Sauce

It’s so nice to have a speedy 10 minute homemade pasta sauce recipe that tastes like it’s been simmering all day. This 10 minute sauce will have all of your guests fooled. It is so flavorful and goes so nicely with your favorite pasta. Be sure to follow Picky Palate on Instagram for sneak peeks on what’s coming next to the blog!

Ingredients For Homemade Pasta Sauce

Homemade Pasta Sauce

Simple pantry ingredients along with minced onion and garlic.

Best Canned Tomatoes To Use For Pasta Sauce

I like this brand, Cento and also San Marzano. Muir Glen is also a great choice.

Homemade Pasta Sauce

When your oil is nice and hot, saute your onion.

Homemade Pasta Sauce

Add your minced garlic and cook for a couple minutes, until softened slightly.

Homemade Pasta Sauce

Add your crushed tomatoes.

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Homemade Pasta Sauce

Add your seasonings and stir until hot.

Homemade Pasta Sauce

Just as simple as that, your sauce is ready for your favorite pasta! After you add the sauce to your pasta, add some fresh basil for an even better sauce!

Homemade Pasta Sauce

Homemade Pasta Sauce

What Kind of Pasta Should I Use?

There are countless shapes of pasta that work great with this sauce. I really like penne and rotini, but keep in mind, you can use whatever shaped pasta you’d like. Add some browned Italian Sausage for a heartier pasta dinner. Hope you enjoy!

10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: best homemade pasta sauce, best pasta sauce, homemade pasta sauce, homemade pasta sauce recipe, italian, pasta sauce, pasta sauce recipe, spaghetti
Servings: 28 ounces
Calories: 15 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced white onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon fine dried basil
  1. Heat oil in medium/large pan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic for 2 minutes, until softened. Stir in tomatoes, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and basil. Simmer util ready to serve. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for 1 week or freeze as desired.
Nutrition Facts
10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 15
% Daily Value*
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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11 Responses | Comments RSS

  1. 1

    Love homemade pasta sauces!

  2. 2

    I love simple tomato sauce elite this- delicious!

  3. 3

    This sauce looks so good Jenny!

  4. 4
    Maria Lichty says:

    I love a recipe that is quick, easy and delicious!

  5. 5

    This pasta sauce looks amazing and I love love that all it takes is 10 minutes!!

  6. 6
    Leslie says:

    Looks very simple and delicious! 🙂

  7. 7

    I love how easy and tasty this sauce is!

  8. 8

    Homemade sauce is the best. This is so much easier than recipes that call for tending to it for hours!

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    Nancy Hill says:

    Trying this tonight. Looks delish. Tired of jar pasta.

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    happy wheels says:

    Thank for your writting. You have made it very clear that the problem is happening. I really like your way of thinking

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