DIY Pasta Sauce With Penne

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Making pasta sauce is easy, and the fresh flavor is worth the effort over anything from a jar.

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DIY Pasta Sauce With Penne
Vegetarian, Soy Free, Nut Free
Makes:   5 to 6 servings  (8 cups)
Makes:   5 to 6 servings  (8 cups)
  1. COOK pasta according to package directions in salted water; drain reserving 1/4 cup pasta water.
  2. MEANWHILE, heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, onion and garlic; stir to coat. Stir in seasoning; reduce heat to medium and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and sugar; cook 5 minutes on medium-low, breaking up tomatoes with wooden spoon.
  3. MIX in pasta, adding pasta water if needed. Add cheese and basil; toss.
Fresh Tips


San Marzano canned tomatoes are an excellent, sweet choice to use for homemade pasta sauce.


Omit fresh basil. Stir in 1 teaspoon each dried basil and oregano with seasoning.

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