Savory Tomato Quick Sauce Recipe

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I’ll admit it — as much as I love spending time on the kitchen, trying a new recipe or whipping up a batch of something sweet, there are days when I just don’t feel like cooking. I’ll boil some angel hair pasta (from a box) and top it with some marinara (from a jar) with Parmesan shavings, and call it a night. #noregrets

Other times, I want to cook up a big meal, but just don’t have the time. This dish is effect for those nights when you want the flavor of a home cooked meal without too much prep or cleanup! 

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • Two large or three medium juicy tomatoes, medium diced
  • 1/4 small-diced red pepper
  • 1/4 small-diced green pepper
  • 1/4 sliced vidalia onion (cut to slivers)
  • 1 large garlic clove or 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Drizzle the olive oil until a large pan and put on medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic once the pan is hot, then lower the heat. Be sure to coat the onion and garlic in the oil, stirring often for two minutes.
  3. Add diced tomatoes to pan, lowering heat to simmer.
  4. Add oregano, basil, and black pepper; stir to coat. Let simmer for five minutes.
  5. Add small-diced green peppers. Mix in. Add small-diced red pepper, then add another tablespoon of basil and another sprinkle of pepper. Mix.IMG_1451
  6. Begin boiling water for pasta (angel hair, if you really want a fast meal!).
  7. By now your tomatoes should be losing their skin and your mixture should be getting saucier. If the liquids are evaporating too fast, add a quarter of a cup of water slowly to pan. IMG_1453
  8. Let simmer another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. When pasta is done, strain the water, replacing pasta in the pot. Add a splash of extra-virgin olive oil, just enough to keep pasta from sticking to it self.
  10. When plating, either add pasta to dish first then add sauce on top, or add sauce mixture to the pasta, mix first, and then serve. Your choice! I prefer to plate the pasta and add the sauce to the top.IMG_1462
  11. Finally, sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese and enjoy!
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