I’m never buying jarred marinara sauce again.
Never, ever, ever.
It just doesn’t make sense when you can make something so easy and so amazing from scratch.
Andy Ziegler walked me through this simple recipe for a red pan sauce. I used it in an eggplant/zucchini casserole but you could eat it over pasta or in any dish that calls for an Italian red sauce or right out of the pan. Manatee and I were fighting over the remnants. He totally fell for the ‘hey-look-over-there’ trick.
Homemade Red Sauce Formula
Onions and garlic sauteed in oil
+whole peeled tomatoes
+ vegetables of your choice
+ a little red wine (optional)
= an amazing red sauce
Homemade Red Sauce a la Badger Girl
This was so good and so easy. We let it simmer for 20 minutes and I don’t think we needed to wait that long. If you are making pasta, I would start the pasta water when you add the tomatoes. That should give it plenty of time to cook and keep this to a quick weeknight meal. We can’t wait to try more variations with the vegetables.