Premium spaghetti sauce can cost as much as $5 per jar. Store brands typically have very little flavor. Making your own costs just as much as a premium sauce if you have to buy all the ingredients and takes forever. But there is another option: semi-homemade.
Popularized by Food Network personality Sandra Lee, semi-homemade is the place in between straight-up store bought and quick mixes on one side, and making from scratch on the other. It’s the process of making terrific dishes from mixes and generics by adding a touch of homemade. My pudding frosted cake is one example. This spaghetti sauce is another.
- 1 can (or jar) generic spaghetti sauce
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp oregano
- 1 Tbsp basil
- ¼ c. Parmesan cheese
- salt & pepper to taste
- In non-stick skillet, heat olive oil.
- Mince onion & garlic and add to pan. Saute until onion begins to turn translucent.
- Pour sauce into large saucepan. Stir in all ingredients.
- Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.
- Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
It’s that easy! Enjoy!
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