Life is busy especially during the week, let me teach you How to Make Spaghetti Sauce from Scratch that can be made in minutes for a hearty home cooked meal.
How to Make Spaghetti Sauce from Scratch Video
Pasta, who does not love! My family and I adore any and all past dishes especially home from scratch spaghetti. Spaghetti, believe it or not is a modern dish, Tomatoes were introduced to Italy in the sixteen century and this beautiful red sauce call spaghetti sauce is enjoy today.
This Spaghetti Sauce from scratch is fresh and aromatic filled with flavors from onions, garlic and herbs such as parsley. A good spaghetti dinner can be made with little time and effort. Also, did you know you can prepare everything in advance and let simmer all day in a slow cooker. If you work all day or out of the house, make the pasta and salad before serving.
HOW DO YOU PROPERLY COOK PASTA?
Pasta needs room to cook in boiling hot water. Water level should be determined by the amount of pasta you are cooking. Your pasta noodles should be covered with the water the entire time of boil.
Before you add your spaghetti noodles add salt to your water when it comes to a boil.
A good quality salt will enhance the flavor of the Spaghetti Sauce from Scratch recipe. Only add a pinch of salt to a small pot of water or two pinches for a large pot of pasta water.
As your pasta is cooking remember to gently move noodles around to prevent sticking to pot or together.
Cooking times will vary depending on your type of pasta, check with the package to determine cook time.
Your pasta noodles should be tender and not soggy. If cooking your pasta in an oven after boiling you want to be a bit firmer.
Always save a bit of the pasta water after you drain pasta noodles to add to red sauce.
Adding pasta water to homemade spaghetti sauce will not only lighten the sauce but enhance the flavoring.
When you drain your pasta noodles you do not need to rinse with water unless you are using in a cold salad such as pasta salad.
HOW TO STORE PASTA LONG TERM?
Pasta comes in many shapes and sizes, and I love trying all it in varies recipes. Most pasta that are bought are dry but, I have bought some fresh. Fresh pasta will not take long to cook; but dry pasta will take a bit longer to cook.
I cook with dry pasta a lot because it is affordable and easy to store.
Store dry pasta after buying from the grocery store in a cool, dry place for up to a year. Fresh pasta will need to be refrigerated or can be frozen.
Refrigerate Spaghetti Sauce from Scratch Recipe for up to four days or freeze up to six months.
Ingredients in Spaghetti Sauce from Scratch
Olive Oil is an oil I religiously use and buy in large quantities. If you household does not use olive oil a lot because it could be rancid. Purchase an olive oil that is not cut with other oils, purchase a single origin and one estate for the best olive oil. For Example, from Spain and not several place. A dark olive oil is bold, and a light olive oil is not flavorful.
Pasta can be bought dry and keep in a cool, dark place until you are ready to make this spaghetti sauce from scratch. Buy and use a great pasta that is organic and not filled with tons of junk. Whole Grain pasta will not spike your sugar and sustain your hunger.
Dry Spice should be fresh when using them in cooking or baking. Make sure you check all your expiration dates before making this spaghetti sauce.
Fresh Herbs are wonderful to use in cooking and if available they are better than dry. Using fresh herbs will enhance flavor and aroma of your homemade spaghetti sauce. Purchase herbs that are organic and not in the dirty dozen including dry herbs.
I hope this list is not intimating on how to make homemade spaghetti sauce from scratch but, good ingredients and a variety of flavors makes this sauce so great that dinner will be at a evaluate to another level.
How to Make Spaghetti Sauce from Scratch Recipe
This is a classic tomato sauce and very flavorful and delicious. This spaghetti sauce from scratch takes a bit of time to make but, it is worthwhile. You can for up to a year, freeze for six months or store in a refrigerator for one week.
- Olive Oil
- 1 package of your favorite pasta spaghetti noodles
- 1 pound of ground beef or turkey
- 1 small diced yellow onion
- 2 garlic cloves, diced.
- 1 small diced green pepper
- 30 ounces diced tomatoes; seeds removed.
- 12 ounces tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/3 cup red wine
- 1 teaspoon organic cane sugar
First, start boiling salted water in a large pot to Cook pasta until tender about nine to eleven minutes. Cover pot with a lid to trap heat so the water boils faster. Drain leaving a bit of pasta water.
Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add diced garlic, onions and green pepper until soft about fifteen minutes.
Next, add diced tomatoes, tomato paste and season with salt and pepper. Simmer sauce until it thickens and add oregano, basil, onion and garlic powder; cook for thirty minutes. Now add red wine and sugar and cook for five minutes.
Once done add noodles to plate, drizzle with olive oil and toss pasta with sauce and serve with fresh grated parmesan cheese and parsley.
Enjoy with a fresh salad and crusty bread.