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Quick Homemade Red Sauce – Healthyish Foods

Quick Homemade Pasta Sauce

Looking for a homemade sauce recipe? Give my quick homemade pasta sauce recipe a try. While most sauces can take all day to simmer, this sauce comes together in roughly three short hours.
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Quick Homemade Red Sauce

  • 2.5 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, left whole
  • 5 stalks celery, left whole so you can remove them later
  • 5 whole carrots, peeled, left whole
  • 1 whole onion, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • 1.5 cans tomato sauce, 42 ounces in total
  • pinch teaspoon cinnamon, Place the cinnamon in your hand first before you add it. Use a VERY small amount. About 1/16 of a teaspoon.
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, optional


  • 3 quart Hestan soup / sauce pot


  • Over medium heat add the butter, olive oil and garlic cloves to your 3-quart Hestan soup pot.
  • Once the garlic is fragrant, add the peeled carrots, celery, onion, salt, oregano and pepper. (red pepper flakes optional)
  • As the veggies begin to soften, add the chicken broth and tomato sauce. Stir well.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let everything simmer in the pot for about 2-3 hours. This will release all of the delicious flavors from the veggies and spices.
  • Once the sauce has simmered on low heat for a few hours, remove the veggies using tongs. You can eat them or discard them; whichever you prefer.
  • As a finishing touch, add a pinch of cinnamon. I like to add it to my hand first to make sure I only use a very small amount. You’ll be amazed by how much flavor this brings to the sauce. Just be sure to use a VERY small amount.
  • Stir well and enjoy!


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 147kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 1444mg, Potassium: 770mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 1317IU, Vitamin C: 23mg, Calcium: 60mg, Iron: 2mg