November 18, 2017

Pasta Sauce

I used to keep organic jarred sauce in my pantry.  For nights when I didn’t feel like cooking, or hadn’t planned my menu and was in a hurry.

But those days are gone.

And honestly?

I don’t miss them.

Because this pasta sauce is so delicious.  And with just a few extra steps (besides opening that jar and heating it), we have homemade and healthy pasta sauce in no time.

My favorite tomatoes to use for this sauce are organic, crushed tomatoes.  The ones in the big can.



  1. It sounds yummy 🙂 But just for curiosities sake… how is it healthier than eating organic pasta sauce? The tomatoes are still from a can, right? Is there sugar in store bought sauce?

    • Most jarred pasta sauces, even organic ones, contain sugar. This recipe doesn’t. I personally feel that pasta sauce doesn’t need sugar. And while we’re on the subject of tomato based foods, neither does salsa. 🙂

      • That makes sense 🙂 Thanks for clarifying! Most of the time I use my home canned sauce (it does have a bit of sugar in it), but I’m going to keep my eye on the labels now!

  2. Hi, can you please give me suggestions on what type of wine I’d use for this? I always wonder when recipes say wine, if they mean “cooking wine” or the kind you drink?


  3. hi there! would love to try this sauce. when you say “2 large cans,” how big are the cans? are they the big costco size cans? just wondering about how many oz. you are talking about 🙂 thanks!

    • It’s the 28 oz. cans. 🙂

      • Thanks! And congratulations on your beautiful baby! You are an inspiration 🙂 I have 5 kids, and haven’t been very organized with my cooking. I’ve taken so many ideas and recipes from your blog, so thank you for the help!

  4. Tina Miller says:

    Is there anything that I can use instead of the red wine that won’t take away from the taste? Thanks for all your recipes and ideas. God Bless!

    • Brandy says:

      It will change to flavor a tiny bit, but just omit the wine and use a bit of water and/or tomato sauce….. 🙂

  5. I tried this recipe slightly modified and it is to die for. I left out the cooking wine and made it spicy using a lot of black pepper. So good I will never go back to store-bought sauce. Thank you Brandy!


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