On nights that are busy, I grab a jar of homemade spaghetti sauce off the shelf. On days when I have a little time, I like to let the sauce bubble away on the back burner for a while. The base for this sauce comes from Smitten Kitchen and consists of just three ingredients.
Yep, that's it. In the original recipe your combine those ingredients in a pot and let it simmer for 45 minutes. Before serving you remove the onion. Remove the onion? Why? I keep it in and use an immersion blender to make a smooth sauce even the picky kid will eat. I add a few more things to the pot as well.
The red pepper flakes and garlic go in at the beginning, the basil and oregano right before serving.
Simple, tasty, and the house smells great. Do you have a go to weeknight tomato sauce recipie?