Homemade Pasta Sauce

Sauce out of a jar is the go-to for a lot of family pasta nights, and I see why. It’s cheap, it’s pretty good, and everyone has their favorite.

But, if you have time over the holidays, get a bunch of quartered tomatoes, some salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and give them about three hours to simmer in a pot. The result will be a lot richer than you’re used to from the jar, and you can use other ingredients and an immersion blender to make it a basis for everything from meat sauce to pizza sauce.