A Homemade Tomato Sauce with Red Wine…


This rich tomato sauce served over thick spaghetti is something you would find in  an authentic Italian restaurant in Rome!

The key ingredient – red wine…:) 

It’s all about the depth of flavors combining ingredients that are both sweet and savory –  slowly infusing them together to create a magical tomato sauce!

Note: This recipe is for 2-3 servings so if you are cooking for an entire family or you want some extra to store in your fridge, you’ll want to double it.

Now let’s turn on some Italian music and let the sauce making begin!

Amy’s Red Wine Tomato Sauce (servings 2-3)

  • 1 15 oz can Hunts Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 box of thick spaghetti (Barilla)
  • 1/2 cup of Cabernet
  • 1/4 tspn. salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 gloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 tspn. dried coriander
  • 1/4 tspn. dried rosemary
  • 1/8 tspn. all spice
  • 1 tspn. sugar
  • fresh parmesan for garnish

In a small pot drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil. Add in the onions and salt – cook for 2-3 minutes stirring on medium heat.

Next, add in the coriander, rosemary, and all spice. Cook for another minute or so then toss in the garlic. The spices and garlic should cook until fragrant about another minute or so. You don’t want to brown the garlic. 😉

Now you are ready to pour in the wine. Bring the wine to a slight boil burning off the alcohol, then turn down the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. 🙂

Your house should smell amazing by the way! mmmm…

Add in the can of tomato sauce and the sugar. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and slowly simmer for as long as you can wait. 🙂

The sauce will be ready in 30 min. but the longer you can cook it the better it will taste.

Serve over a thick spaghetti for a more authentic tasting dish! I finally found one made by Barilla. 😉

All I can say is yum, yum, and yumm…I couldn’t put my plate down. Grate some fresh parm over top and serve with a toasted crostini!

Mangia Mangia!

love, miss amy


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