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Hello again! Today I am giving you a recipe for a quick, homemade pasta sauce. When you are rushing around, are you known for opening up one of those jarred pasta sauces? You may add a few veggies, maybe some meat, mix in some pasta, and call it a day (I do it to!). But today this will all change! I am presenting you with an incredibly easy and fast pasta sauce, made for 2 or 3 servings. You can really modify it anyway you like but I am showing you the way I made it. I just used the vegetables I had on hand, and you can to!
You will need:
- 1/4 red onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 zucchini
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups canned diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder
- pasta of your choice
Begin by preparing your veggies. Chop the onion finely, mince the garlic and dice the zucchini.
Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium. I am using a cast iron skillet for this recipe because I believe it cooks fast with a really even temperature. In this case (every recipe is different) it provides the best results! This one has been well used!
I start with sautéing the onions for about 3 minutes until they are soft but not burnt.
Next I add the garlic and then the zucchini.
I saute this veggie mixture for about 5 minutes…In the meantime. I use my hand-blender and blend the diced tomatoes. Do not blend them too finely though. Chunks are good!
Then I add this to the pan.
In a separate bowl, I measure out the oregano and chilli powder.
I add these into the sauce. I let the sauce simmer while the pasta cooks (about 10 minutes) stirring every now and then. By the time the pasta is cooked, the sauce should have lost a lot of its liquid and be nice and thick. Season the sauce with salt and pepper at this stage.
Et, Voila! I serve it over my favourite pasta!