No products found.
Have you ever had a jar of pasta sauce that you wish tasted just a tad more homemade? I get it–you can MAKE your own tomato sauce however, life gets busy and sometimes you just don’t have the time.
Here are a couple of small things you can do to make that jarred pasta sauce have a little more flavor!
- Chop 1 onion and cook in olive oil until caramelized (not mandatory)
- Add 1 cup red wine, cook for 4 minutes
- Add jarred pasta sauce to pot
- Add water (1 Cup)
- Add Sugar (1/4 cup per pasta sauce jar)
- Add salt (to taste)
- Add Garlic Powder (1 teaspoon)
- Add crushed red pepper (1 teaspoon)
- Add onion powder (1 teaspoon)
- add Italian seasoning (1 teaspoon)
- Cook until desired thickness is achieved
Enjoy with your favorite pasta dish!
Other Posts You Might Like
Surprise Your Little Ones With This Special Holiday Gift
November 6, 2019
Christmas Eve happens only once a year and each time it’s a struggle to make it special for the kids. We want to teach them…
New Series: Lower your Utilities by 50% in just 6 days
February 16, 2015
When is the last time you thought to yourself that your utility bills were just too high? If you’re like me.. It hasn’t been that…
Expecting a Baby? Here’s the Ultimate Shopping Checklist
October 28, 2019
It is exciting times when you are expecting a baby. You cannot wait to spoil them with every little thing they ask for. Getting ready…
October 3, 2013 at 3:32 pm
Besides sauted onions, I always add fresh garlic and fresh parsley and basil.
October 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm
Great idea! I grow my own parsley and basil…!!
October 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm
I add chopped bell peppers and sauté them with the onions 🙂
October 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm
Yes, I do that bell peppers too and also mushrooms. Not only does it make it chunkier (which I like) but it’s a good way to sneak in more veggies.
October 4, 2013 at 10:51 am
This just made me hungry!!! ;p
October 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm
I guess I just cheat when I do homemade sauce:
Two tall cans of Hunts Tomato Sauce
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp parsley
pinch of Italian Seasoning
1/4 white onion diced
1 8 oz package of white mushrooms
1/2 tsp of Christopher Ranch Crushed Garlic
1/2 tsp salt (any kind)
pinch of black pepper
What I do though is sautee the onions and crushed garlic on medium-high in a swish of olive oil in a pan…when onions turn clear-ish and oil has gone down, add all spices, THEN add the sauce. Heat on low to avoid a splatter. Tastes Delicious.
Another easy recipe is for Garlic Parm Bread:
If you know how to do a Grilled Cheese with butter this is super easy. You are going to make a spread. Extra for later is okay too.
In a bowl mix Butter at room temperature, crushed garlic (as much as you like or can tolerate), and grated parmesan. Spread on BOTH sides of the bread.
Put on griddle or skillet on the stove on medium high to fry up both sides. Will taste perfect for those Parmesan nights.
My family loves it when I do this. Works with just about any bread- even homemade.
Delicious and ENJOY!
November 22, 2013 at 5:39 am