Spaghetti With Homemade Tomato Sauce

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Yes, making your own tomato sauce from scratch does require more effort than using canned ones, but the preservative free and fresh taste is worth it!

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Prep Time

10 min

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Cook Time

20 min

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Wait Time

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Spaghetti With Homemade Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

Serves 2
2 servings Serves

Instructions

Step 1

Bring a pot of water to boil. Put some salt in the water, then add the pasta. Rule of thumb for me: 16 oz packet of pasta serves 4. I use half for 2.

Bring a pot of water to boil. Put some salt in the water, then add the pasta. Rule of thumb for me: 16 oz packet of pasta serves 4. I use half for 2.

Step 2

Dice the Roma tomatoes. Pick really ripe ones for sweeter and juicier taste. Rule of thumb for me: 3 tomatoes is good for 1 serving, 6 for 2 servings.

Dice the Roma tomatoes. Pick really ripe ones for sweeter and juicier taste. Rule of thumb for me: 3 tomatoes is good for 1 serving, 6 for 2 servings.

Step 3

Another rule of thumb for me: For each tomato in the recipe, I use 1 clove of garlic. If too much for you, use less! You can make your own rules! :)

Another rule of thumb for me: For each tomato in the recipe, I use 1 clove of garlic. If too much for you, use less! You can make your own rules! :)

Step 4

Chop up 1/2 an onion. When shopping for onions, pick the "sweet onion." Its sweet taste helps to neutralize the acidity in tomatoes.

Chop up 1/2 an onion. When shopping for onions, pick the "sweet onion." Its sweet taste helps to neutralize the acidity in tomatoes.

Step 5

I used a whole jalapeño here because I like my tomato sauce with a spicy kick. It's optional. Or you can use whatever vegetables you like. Dice it up.

I used a whole jalapeño here because I like my tomato sauce with a spicy kick. It's optional. Or you can use whatever vegetables you like. Dice it up.

Step 6

Heat up a big pot or deep pan. Add enough olive oil so that you can still see some oil on top when you add the garlic, onion and jalapeño mixture.

Heat up a big pot or deep pan. Add enough olive oil so that you can still see some oil on top when you add the garlic, onion and jalapeño mixture.

Step 7

Cook it on medium heat. Stir it occasionally. Don't forget to stir the boiling pasta too! Ready for next step when the onion becomes translucent.

Cook it on medium heat. Stir it occasionally. Don't forget to stir the boiling pasta too! Ready for next step when the onion becomes translucent.

Step 8

Add the diced tomatoes. If you ended up adding other vegetables in the previous step, you may want to use more tomatoes.

Add the diced tomatoes. If you ended up adding other vegetables in the previous step, you may want to use more tomatoes.

Step 9

Take a ladle of the boiling water from the pot of pasta that's cooking and add it to the pot of sauce.

Take a ladle of the boiling water from the pot of pasta that's cooking and add it to the pot of sauce.

Step 10

This is because there needs to be enough liquid for the tomatoes to cook down into a sauce. You can also use chicken stock or vegetable stock.

This is because there needs to be enough liquid for the tomatoes to cook down into a sauce. You can also use chicken stock or vegetable stock.

Step 11

Stir it well and cover with a lid. Let it simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Stir it well and cover with a lid. Let it simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Step 12

This is what it looks like after 5 minutes. Add more liquid as needed. And stir occasionally.

This is what it looks like after 5 minutes. Add more liquid as needed. And stir occasionally.

Step 13

While the sauce continues to cook, chop up some fresh basil leaves. And depending on how al dente you like your pasta, it's probably done by now.

While the sauce continues to cook, chop up some fresh basil leaves. And depending on how al dente you like your pasta, it's probably done by now.

Step 14

After about 15 minutes, this is what the sauce looks like. Remember to cook it with the lid closed. And add more liquid to your desired consistency.

After about 15 minutes, this is what the sauce looks like. Remember to cook it with the lid closed. And add more liquid to your desired consistency.

Step 15

Add the basil leaves and stir the sauce. Add salt to taste. Remember the pasta water already had some salt in it. So don't over salt.

Add the basil leaves and stir the sauce. Add salt to taste. Remember the pasta water already had some salt in it. So don't over salt.

Step 16

Add the pasta and mix it up well. (Note: For a more appetizing photo, cook during daytime natural light. Not in nighttime fluorescent light!) 😁

Add the pasta and mix it up well. (Note: For a more appetizing photo, cook during daytime natural light. Not in nighttime fluorescent light!) 😁

Step 17

Serve! Enough for 2! It looks like many steps but it's super easy to make. I never buy tomato sauce in a can or jar anymore. Fresh & no preservatives.

Serve! Enough for 2! It looks like many steps but it's super easy to make. I never buy tomato sauce in a can or jar anymore. Fresh & no preservatives.

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Spaghetti With Homemade Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti With Homemade Tomato Sauce

By michelleyam

Yes, making your own tomato sauce from scratch does require more effort than using canned ones, but the preservative free and fresh taste is worth it!

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

20 min

Wait Time

--

Ingredients

Serves 2

Instructions

Bring a pot of water to boil. Put some salt in the water, then add the pasta. Rule of thumb for me: 16 oz packet of pasta serves 4. I use half for 2.

Step 1

Bring a pot of water to boil. Put some salt in the water, then add the pasta. Rule of thumb for me: 16 oz packet of pasta serves 4. I use half for 2.

Dice the Roma tomatoes. Pick really ripe ones for sweeter and juicier taste. Rule of thumb for me: 3 tomatoes is good for 1 serving, 6 for 2 servings.

Step 2

Dice the Roma tomatoes. Pick really ripe ones for sweeter and juicier taste. Rule of thumb for me: 3 tomatoes is good for 1 serving, 6 for 2 servings.

Another rule of thumb for me: For each tomato in the recipe, I use 1 clove of garlic. If too much for you, use less! You can make your own rules! :)

Step 3

Another rule of thumb for me: For each tomato in the recipe, I use 1 clove of garlic. If too much for you, use less! You can make your own rules! :)

Chop up 1/2 an onion. When shopping for onions, pick the "sweet onion." Its sweet taste helps to neutralize the acidity in tomatoes.

Step 4

Chop up 1/2 an onion. When shopping for onions, pick the "sweet onion." Its sweet taste helps to neutralize the acidity in tomatoes.

I used a whole jalapeño here because I like my tomato sauce with a spicy kick. It's optional. Or you can use whatever vegetables you like. Dice it up.

Step 5

I used a whole jalapeño here because I like my tomato sauce with a spicy kick. It's optional. Or you can use whatever vegetables you like. Dice it up.

Heat up a big pot or deep pan. Add enough olive oil so that you can still see some oil on top when you add the garlic, onion and jalapeño mixture.

Step 6

Heat up a big pot or deep pan. Add enough olive oil so that you can still see some oil on top when you add the garlic, onion and jalapeño mixture.

Cook it on medium heat. Stir it occasionally. Don't forget to stir the boiling pasta too! Ready for next step when the onion becomes translucent.

Step 7

Cook it on medium heat. Stir it occasionally. Don't forget to stir the boiling pasta too! Ready for next step when the onion becomes translucent.

Add the diced tomatoes. If you ended up adding other vegetables in the previous step, you may want to use more tomatoes.

Step 8

Add the diced tomatoes. If you ended up adding other vegetables in the previous step, you may want to use more tomatoes.

Take a ladle of the boiling water from the pot of pasta that's cooking and add it to the pot of sauce.

Step 9

Take a ladle of the boiling water from the pot of pasta that's cooking and add it to the pot of sauce.

This is because there needs to be enough liquid for the tomatoes to cook down into a sauce. You can also use chicken stock or vegetable stock.

Step 10

This is because there needs to be enough liquid for the tomatoes to cook down into a sauce. You can also use chicken stock or vegetable stock.

Stir it well and cover with a lid. Let it simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Step 11

Stir it well and cover with a lid. Let it simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally.

This is what it looks like after 5 minutes. Add more liquid as needed. And stir occasionally.

Step 12

This is what it looks like after 5 minutes. Add more liquid as needed. And stir occasionally.

While the sauce continues to cook, chop up some fresh basil leaves. And depending on how al dente you like your pasta, it's probably done by now.

Step 13

While the sauce continues to cook, chop up some fresh basil leaves. And depending on how al dente you like your pasta, it's probably done by now.

After about 15 minutes, this is what the sauce looks like. Remember to cook it with the lid closed. And add more liquid to your desired consistency.

Step 14

After about 15 minutes, this is what the sauce looks like. Remember to cook it with the lid closed. And add more liquid to your desired consistency.

Add the basil leaves and stir the sauce. Add salt to taste. Remember the pasta water already had some salt in it. So don't over salt.

Step 15

Add the basil leaves and stir the sauce. Add salt to taste. Remember the pasta water already had some salt in it. So don't over salt.

Add the pasta and mix it up well. (Note: For a more appetizing photo, cook during daytime natural light. Not in nighttime fluorescent light!) 😁

Step 16

Add the pasta and mix it up well. (Note: For a more appetizing photo, cook during daytime natural light. Not in nighttime fluorescent light!) 😁

Serve! Enough for 2! It looks like many steps but it's super easy to make. I never buy tomato sauce in a can or jar anymore. Fresh & no preservatives.

Step 17

Serve! Enough for 2! It looks like many steps but it's super easy to make. I never buy tomato sauce in a can or jar anymore. Fresh & no preservatives.

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