Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spicing up Store Bought Pasta Sauce

I have 2 recipes for home made pasta sauce- on from my grandma, one from Nicole's Nonnie.  As much as I would love to make either of these when Pasta Sauce is needed- 99% of the time I don't have time! And Prego, Safeway Sauce and Ragu plain just don't do the trick!

Tonight I'm making Ravioli from Costco- Roasted Vegetable Ravioli to be exact and was in need of a quick fancy sauce!

I hope you like!

What you'll need:

  • 1 Can of regular pasta sauce- go cheap- whatever is on sale! 
  • 1/2 onion, yellow or red, either will do!
  • 2 Zucchini's skinned and thinly sliced
  • 1 spoonful of Sea Salt
  • 1 spoonful of Thyme
  • 1 spoonful of Basil
  • 6-7 fresh garlic cloves chopped
  • 1-3 TBSP butter (depending on how much butter you like!)
  • a few splashes of Chicken Broth or water
  1. Saute the Garlic, Butter, and Spices for 1 minute, then add onion saute 1-2 more minutes
  2. Add in the sliced Zucchini 
  3. Add in the store bought pasta sauce
  4. Cook for a few minutes, since we've added so many ingredients to the store bough already thick sauce it may get a bit too think, that's when you add the chicken broth a splash at a time until you get your desired consistency.
And there you have it, a quick easy way to spice up store bough sauce when you don't have time to cook grandma's sauce!!!


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