John’s Sauce

For my first recipe, I knew it had to be John’s sauce, one of the first dishes he ever made for me. I crave it all of the time, even when we were in Italy – yes IN ITALY.

Not going to lie, before we met, I always made jarred sauce with pasta. It never seemed taboo to me. Hearing “homemade sauce” made me think of a meal that is cooked all Sunday with meatballs and sausages. More of a hearty dish, than an easy weeknight meal.

The thought of jarred sauce to John makes him cringe, and now I know why.

This sauce is so delicious, easy, and made with just a few simple ingredients. So go ahead, toss out your jars of sauce from your pantry and stick with this recipe. You’ll never turn back.

Enjoy!

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John's Sauce
 
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Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • Olive oil
  • ⅓ yellow onion, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, sliced very thin
  • 1 14 ounce can of plum tomatoes in sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4-5 basil leaves, sliced in thin, long strips (chiffonade style)
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat
  2. Add in onion and saute with 2 minutes until translucent
  3. Add garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes until lightly golden
  4. Meanwhile, add can of tomatoes in a blender and pulse 2-3 times until broken down
  5. Pour into pan and stir
  6. Add a large pinch of salt and pepper
  7. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  8. Add in basil and stir
  9. Cook for 2-3 additional minutes

 

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