Purists and Italian Nonnas alike would probably kill me for this, but I don't spend all day letting my tomato sauce simmer away on the stove. I make this super-speedy version and keep it in the fridge to use on pizza, meatballs, in omelets and as a sauce for simmering vegetables. I would love to be more traditional, but there just isn't time in my life.
If there's not time in your life, but you still want to make something from scratch rather than pick up a jar at the store., you should try out this recipe. Just don't tell your Nonna.
Speedy Pomodoro Sauce
1 28-Oz can of whole plum tomatoes with juices
1 red or sweet onion
4-6 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 t kosher salt
1/4 t crushed red pepper
Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to a medium pot and simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes until thickened slightly. Taste, adjust seasoning and set aside to cool.
Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to a week.