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Herbed Pasta Sauce

I rely on this garden-fresh pasta sauce instead of any store-bought variety. This is a stand-by all summer long.—Dorothy Angley, Carver, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 3 servings (2-1/2 cups sauce)


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 to 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Hot cooked pasta


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes, garlic, parsley, oregano, cilantro and sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve over pasta.

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  • florinda92986
    Mar 12, 2009

    absolutely delicious! I actually added a can of tomato paste, and a can canned tomatoes (not drained) as well as some green pepper and i made it a pizza sauce