Everything in the Fridge Pasta Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Everything in the Fridge Pasta Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Everything in the Fridge Pasta Sauce

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"Late coming home from work? Kids asking, "What's for dinner?" This chunky sauce is for you. It only takes minutes to make. Serve over angel hair pasta with sprig of fresh basil for garnish."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and saute tomato, green peppers, cilantro, garlic and onion for 5 minutes or so to retain crispness. Add tomato sauce and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Mix in olives, parmesan cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 12, 2003

This was superb tasting, easy, quick, and made a beautiful presentation. I felt like a professional chef putting it out on the table. I added some sliced fresh baby bella mushrooms and replaced the fresh plum tomatoes with a 28 oz can of seasoned diced tomatoes (maybe 3/4 of the can). Fantastic!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 29, 2011

This recipe has had really good reviews, but it has no seasonings at all, not even a little salt. I prepared it exactly as the recipe was written, tasted it after simmering for 10 minutes, and it just tasted like the canned tomato sauce. To salvage our dinner, I then added a link of italian sausage, a little basil, oregano, salt & pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Sorry, I won't be making this again.


17 Ratings

Jun 08, 2009

WOW!!!! I agree, this is the best and fastest tomato sauce I have ever made or eaten in any restaraunt!! I changed just a couple of things, calamta olives instead of regular black olives, and I added 1 large Italian Sausage, browned and crumbled. Crazy Good. Thanks for the recipe, it is now my family's #1 recipe.

Apr 26, 2007

I did my own little variation to this sauce, I didn't have tomatoes or tomatoe sauce, so I used picante sauce. :/ It still turned out really good. I will definately make this again when I don't have any store bought pasta sauce. Thanks.

May 20, 2012

Not a bad sauce overall, I like the olive oil, sauce, cheese, and the other ingredients. It lacks seasoning, which you will likely need to add. I used a garlic infused olive oil and a garlic and onion seasoning. I left out the black olives and peppers since we were out.

Oct 11, 2011

Tastes great when adding capers and sundried tomatoes, no need for salt!

Oct 24, 2008

This is the best pasta sauce recipe I have ever made, or eaten! It is unbeatable!

Oct 11, 2011

Wonderful, tasty, fast. I added 12 oz of ground beef to punch up the protein, a 15 oz can of diced tomatoes (no fresh ones) and 8 oz of tomato sauce. Needed a little salt to make it perfect.


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  • Calories
  • 143 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 965 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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