Spaghetti was on the menu last night and I was hoping to find JUST ONE jar of marinara sauce, but nope.... just 93 sad 8oz cans of tomato sauce. Perhaps you've been in a similar situation. Perhaps you've also gone to the grocery store because of this situation, but that was not gonna happen.. because well, pajamas were on and the wine was uncorked.
So I got fancy. Like '4 cans of tomato sauce + can opener + spices' kind of fancy.
KISS 'Marinara' Sauce
4, 8oz cans of tomato sauce (I had 2 no salt added, 2 regular)
2 tsp basil
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp thyme
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp sugar (if desired)
1.) Open all tomato sauce cans and pour into medium size sauce pan.
2.) Add spices (excluding sugar) and heat until sauce comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
3.) If you prefer your sauce a tad sweet, add sugar and stir well. Remove from heat and serve over your favorite pasta and protein!