Homemade Pasta Sauce (Italian Gravy)

by | Apr 9, 2023


Homemade Pasta Sauce (Italian Gravy)

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This sauce can come together pretty quick and is suitable for a weeknight meal, however there is a a noticible difference in flavor if you cook it for a few hours. It requires only a few ingredients, most of which you will probably have on hand.

  • Author: Thomas McGee
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 -3 hours
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian American


  • 1 large can of san marazano tomoatoes
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed and fine diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon of our That’s Amore Italian Herb Blend
  • 12 Tablespoons of sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 Tablespoons olive oil


  1. Heat a large pan or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add olive oil, diced onion and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until softened.
  2. Add garlic and That’s Amore Italian seasoning and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add tomatoes, stir to incorporate. Add another pinch of salt, reduce the heat to medium low or low simmer. Stir in sugar and additional pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and cook for at least 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add butter. Stir until fully incorporated. Simmer for at least an additional 15 minutes or continue to cook for 2-3 hours on a low simmer for a fuller flavor sauce (if you do that, it may thicken and you may need to occasionally add a little water)

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