Quick and tasty dinner: Pasta with homemade sauce

Until I tried it, I had no idea how easy it is to make your own pasta sauce. Seriously, there are only 3 steps, and the hardest part is chopping up some garlic! Here’s the recipe, adapted from the Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine:


  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28-0z. can diced peeled tomatoes, with their juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. pasta


  1. Heat the olive oil, parsley, and garlic in a skillet over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and lower the heat to medium. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Let simmer until the tomato juices have evaporated. This should take about 20 minutes.
  4. While the sauce simmers, boil water and cook the pasta.
  5. Drain the pasta and serve with the sauce, plus salad and rolls to finish it all off.

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