10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce

My Homemade Pasta Sauce recipe is just what you need for quick and simple weeknight dinners!  It’s a super easy to prepare, slow simmered with sweet aromatic tomato sauce, garlic and spices! Start to finish in 10 minutes!

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 on counter

What You’ll Need To Make Homemade Pasta Sauce

  • extra virgin olive oil– Use a good quality olive oil for best tasting results. Extra virgin has the best results.
  • garlic– When time permits, I like to use fresh garlic cloves and mince them myself. If needed, you can use the minced garlic that you can get in jars in the produce section of many grocery stores.
  • onion– I use white onion for the recipe.
  • crushed tomatoes– Get good quality crushed tomatoes as this is the main ingredient for the tomato sauce. See my suggestions below.
  • Kosher salt- In all of my cooking, I use kosher salt. It’s a course salt found near the table salt at the grocery store.
  • Freshly ground black pepper– For best tasting results use pepper that’s been freshly crushed from a pepper mill.
  • red pepper flakes– Red pepper flakes give a little heat to the sauce, just a touch.
  • dried and or fresh basil– I like to add dried basil and fresh basil to my pasta sauce.

The Best Canned Tomatoes To Use For Pasta Sauce

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

sauteeing onion and garlic in large pan

How To Make Homemade Pasta Sauce

  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.

pouring crushed tomatoes in pan to make sauce

Add the crushed tomatoes to the hot pan with the sauteed onions and garlic. Stir often and let flavors mix together.

adding salt and pepper to homemade pasta sauce

Add your seasonings and stir to let ingredients combine while simmering.

homemade pasta sauce simmering in pan

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 in pan

How To Serve

Serve homemade pasta sauce with your favorite cooked pasta noodles. Serve with garlic bread and side salad if desired.

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!

How To Store Leftovers

Store any leftover pasta sauce/pasta in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce

10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce

My Homemade Pasta Sauce recipe is just what you need for quick and simple weeknight dinners!  It's a super easy and delicious recipe that's finished in 10 minutes!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings: 28 ounces
Calories: 15kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Stove
  • cutting board
  • chef knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing spoon

Ingredients

  • 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 plus fresh basil if you have on hand. Love the freshness it adds.

Instructions

  • 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

Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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11 Responses
  1. happy wheels

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

  2. Julie | Table for Two

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

  3. Ami@NaiveCookCooks

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

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