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15 Minute Pasta Sauce

For those quick meals of pasta or pizza, this sauce includes only 5 ingredients and a minimal amount of cooking. Save yourself some money and make the sauce yourself.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Easy, Fast, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 223kcal
Cost: $3.50


  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Large Heavy Pan
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups


  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 4 Pinches Freshly Ground Pepper
  • ½ Cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 28 Ounce Can Crushed Tomatoes or 15 ounces of tomato sauce


  • Using moderate heat, add oil, garlic, pepper, and onion to the large heavy pan.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce over a reduced heat.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes after adding your favorite spices such as oregano, basil and coriander. Season to taste.


  • Tomatoes can be added in the form of either crushed tomatoes or as a tomato sauce
  • As an added flavor Italian spices such as 1/2 teaspoon oregano and 1/2 teaspoon basil can be added
  • As another added flavor about 1/2 cup of sauteed onions and 1/2 cup of bell pepper are just the right combination for additional nutrition
  • Per serving this recipe contains 55% fat, 7% protein, and 38% Carbohydrates
  • It contains 4 g protein; 15 g fat; 10g mono fat; 23 g carb; 5g fiber; 34g calcium; 2 mg iron; 38 mg sodium; 0mg cholesterol