I make my sauce from semi-scratch. I had a boyfriend once who actually crushed/grated the tomatoes. I like to buy the tomatoes in a can. Sometimes, I even add a jar of ready made to the crushed than doctor it up. Lots more basil, some parmesan, and more garlic...all fresh...
This sauce, the Hot Italian Pasta Sauce, I make Matt spit in....
Just Kidding, but yes, he's Italian on his mother's side.
First, buy a package of hot italian sausage, red bell peppers, green bell peppers and onion.
cook the sausage in a bit of Olive Oil until cooked through.
Add the chopped/sliced peppers and onion. Saute until flavors are blended or veggies are tender but still colorful.
Add everthing to the sauce you've made whether it be from a jar, out of can and doctored, or straight from your garden. Simmer for at least half an hour. OMG, yum. You won't be sorry!
We ate this yesterday with penne. Today, I'm going to make pizza with the leftover sauce.