Friday, September 7, 2012

Make Your Own Pasta (Tomato) Sauce

I am shocked by all the junk that is placed into pasta sauces or tomato sauces located on the grocery aisle shelves.  They are often expensive too.  Tomato sauce is cheap.  Although you can find a kind without sugar, corn syrup or other harmful chemicals in it, the sauce is usually too thin or too thick for my taste.  It's so easy to make your own and blend it to your desired consistency.  Add in the spices and flavors you like best.  So that's what I'm doing from now on.  It only takes a few minutes and a few tools to make it happen!

Primal Pasta Sauce / Tomato Sauce

Serves an entire spaghetti squash, about 6 servings

2 cans of no-salt added diced tomatoes (get the kind with tomatoes only and no additives or preservatives)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp oregano, dried
1/2 tsp dried basil
pinch of salt and pepper

Place all ingredients in a food processor.  Like this:

Then, wait for it....

Cover it and grind it up.  Blend, mix or whatever setting you like on your processor until you have it to your desired thickness.  I like mine a little chunky and not too watery.

Taste it and see if the seasonings are just right for you.  You can always add a bit more.  I like a lot of onion and garlic in mine!  If you've got fresh herbs, great!  Use those.  Typically though I only keep a few fresh herbs on hand and use the dried stuff that is all natural. 

Then use like you would a normal pasta sauce - over spaghetti squash.  On your homemade pizzas.  Etc.

Family tested and approved.  Easy to do.  You're welcome.

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