Tea Nguyen January 11, 2011Where’s my pasta sauce? I always have leftover cooked pasta in the fridge and my favorite quick food is pasta with tomato sauce. Except that today, I didn’t have the prepared jar of spaghetti sauce to satisfy my cravings! I was in dire need of a carb loading session since I am just days away from my residency interview (eek!). Not to worry, luckily I found some miscellaneous cans of diced tomatoes and tomato paste in my cupboards.Here’s the quick how-to on making a simple spaghetti sauce:Pan fry one diced sweet yellow onion with a pinch of garlic salt until soft and goldenToss onion into pot with one can of diced tomatoes (with Italian seasoning), one small can tomato paste and 1 tsp sugar.Top with dried basil/oreganoCook until warmed through and pour over cooked pasta, and that’s it! You can sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top or throw in a meatball if you got it. What’s your favorite sauce recipe? 5 responses to “Where’s my pasta sauce?” Swedish Meat balls with pasta is just lovely!! Just ketschup worsk good for me…Log in to Reply Swedish Meat balls with pasta is just lovely!! Just ketschup worsk good for me…Log in to Reply While it takes 8+ hours to make, Michael Symon’s recipe for Yia Yia’s Sunday Sauce is always a winner:http://www.dlayphoto.com/post/330806101/recipe-yia-yias-sunday-sauceLog in to Reply While it takes 8+ hours to make, Michael Symon’s recipe for Yia Yia’s Sunday Sauce is always a winner:http://www.dlayphoto.com/post/330806101/recipe-yia-yias-sunday-sauceLog in to Reply Go easy on the sugar – you need just the tinest amount to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. It’s best if you make a habit of buying Italian canned tomatoes – San marzano are the best ones. They have lots of flavor. One of my favorite pasta sauces is “alio e olio” – just olive oil and garlic. Or you can go “al burro” – butter and parmesan cheese tossed with the hot pasta. Enjoy!Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.