Another Simple Pasta Sauce

PhotobucketHonestly, I didn’t know what to share for this week’s Friday Food Fight not because I didn’t eat anything interesting.   No, I ate way too well this week.

There were so many foodie photos to fling, because this week was a tasty buffet of bad-for-me foods.  It was cholesterol overkill with a big breakfast for Father’s Day, $5 burgers and fries at Prime Bar and Applegate hot dogs another night.  Did I mention that I have my cholesterol testing this morning and I completely forget?  Great.  So, I spent the latter half of the week trying to cleanse my cholesterol levels with lots of oats, almonds and other heart-friendly foods.

In a last ditch attempt to cleanse my system, I decided to whip up a simple pasta sauce last night for dinner.  This sauce is so simple and delicious.  You’ll impress your family for sure.  I know I wowed Kirsten and her hubby, Erich, with my mad culinary skills when they sampled this sauce.

Of course, I washed down my penne and sauce with a huge glass of red wine.  Now hopefully my heart will thank me with low LDL numbers to at the doctor’s office today.

Pasta Sauce


1 Tbsp olive oil

1 yellow onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

Pomi chopped tomatoes (26 oz)

¼ tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp salt

½ tsp ground black pepper

¼ fresh basil chopped


On a low heat, slowly sauté onions in olive oil until soft and translucent.  Add garlic and cook for a couple minutes, but avoid burning garlic.  Stir in chopped tomatoes.  Then, add red pepper, salt and pepper.  Add basil and warm through sauce.  Remove from heat and serve immediately over your favorite pasta.

Now link up and see what If I Could Escape and Gone Bananas are serving for this week’s Friday Food Fight.

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I am a glamorous Domestic Diva raising three beautiful and brilliant children (ages 10, 7, 2). I have been married to my DH for 11 years. Before my blissful life as a SAHM, I taught elementary school for 7 years. I also organize a mommy group on, where I have met the most outstanding women and some of my best friends. Four years ago, I discovered a passion for running. I am currently training for my third marathon as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. I aspire to become a published children's author someday.

23 thoughts on “Another Simple Pasta Sauce

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  5. I love to cook, but with my husband deployed right now, I rarely muster up the energy. It’s so depressing to cook for one. But, in a few weeks I have lots of company coming to town and I have been bookmarking recipes left and right to cook for the 5 weeks I will have a full house again. This is getting bookmarked too. It looks so fresh and delicious. I do have a question about the Pomi tomatoes. In Hawaii the selection of anything imported from Italy is slim, would regular chopped tomatoes work as well do you think?

    Stopping by from the tea party.

  6. sounds so delicious and easy…(a newbie like me love this kind of cooking) i will be making it soon! thanks for sharing. visiting you from FTF and wishing you a great weekend! 🙂

  7. This sounds like a great pasta sauce recipe and super simple! I’m always on the lookout for sauce recipes because pasta is something we like to eat in our home regularly. Dropping by from the LBS!

  8. This looks super – I cant wait for my tomatoes to grow in! I love the addition of red pepper flakes. We just started using them more and it is just the right kick to add to a sauce!

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

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