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Homemade Pasta Sauce

This thick, hearty pasta sauce satisfies my pasta-loving husband much more than store-bought kind. For a change of pace, I add ground beef or Italian sausage. It's also good with black olives, mushrooms and green peppers. —Jennifer Stephens, Pearland, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 10 fresh baby carrots, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Hot cooked pasta


  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and carrots; cook and stir until tender, 5-7 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Add tomatoes, broth, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until carrots are tender, 45-50 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with pasta.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 114 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 839mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 6g fiber), 3g protein.

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