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Today is Day 3 of our Blogging Marathon and I have a simple pasta sauce recipe for you.This is a very quick and easy pasta sauce that I make for my son. Actually this isn’t even an actual recipe; this is the way I jazz up store bought pasta sauce to make it taste fresh. Using store bought pasta sauce cuts down on the cooking time and is very convenient. But I try to make sure that I don’t buy sauces that are loaded with sodium or other additives. I like Trader Joes basic marinara sauce as is for pasta and pizza, but like to doctor it up a little bit once in a while. I also make it from scratch and I’m giving that variation as well in the recipe below.

I use Cashew or Almond butter to add creaminess to the sauce, you can also use light or heavy cream to get the same effect.

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Easy Pasta Sauce Yum
Course noodles pasta
Cuisine american
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Pasta Sauce tomato paste tomato pasta sauce (I use Trader Joe’s brand). Use 2tbsp with ¾th cup puree instead of the store-bought
  • 3 tbsps red onion – finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps carrot – very finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic – minced (optional)
  • to taste pepper
  • pinch sugar (optional)
  • 2 tsp Cashew Butter
Course noodles pasta
Cuisine american
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Pasta Sauce tomato paste tomato pasta sauce (I use Trader Joe’s brand). Use 2tbsp with ¾th cup puree instead of the store-bought
  • 3 tbsps red onion – finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps carrot – very finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic – minced (optional)
  • to taste pepper
  • pinch sugar (optional)
  • 2 tsp Cashew Butter
Instructions
  1. Heat 1tsp olive oil in a small sauce pan. Add onions, carrots and garlic with a sprinkle of salt and cook on medium-low flame until the veggies are tender, about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in pasta sauce, sugar (if using) and pepper. Taste and season with salt if required, which is highly unlikely because pasta sauces are usually heavily seasoned already.
  3. Simmer for 5-6 minutes on medium-low flame. This sauce sputters and spits out a lot, so be aware and don't where your best white clothes while making this :-).
  4. Slowly stir in cashew butter and simmer for another minute.
  5. Mix the sauce with pasta of your choice and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

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