Herbed Pasta Sauce Recipe

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I rely on this garden-fresh pasta sauce instead of any store-bought variety. This is a stand-by all summer long.—Dorothy Angley, Carver, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 to 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Hot cooked pasta

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 142 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes, garlic, parsley, oregano, cilantro and sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve over pasta. Yield: about 3 servings (2-1/2 cups sauce).
Originally published as Herbed Pasta Sauce in Taste of Home August/September 1998, p41

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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florinda92986 User ID: 3135809 29304
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"absolutely delicious! I actually added a can of tomato paste, and a can canned tomatoes (not drained) as well as some green pepper and i made it a pizza sauce"

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