This recipe is our family go to. Clean ingredients and can be served as is or with ground beef or meatballs.
Blender, food processor or a hand held blender can work too
2 cans of whole tomato(796 ml or 28 oz)
3 cups of fresh baby spinach, chopped small
2 small onions diced
4 cloves of garlic, sliced
2 tbs dry basil
1 tbs dry parsley
3 tbs olive oil
Salt and pepper for taste (about 2 tsp each)
Add olive oil to a deep pot and heat. Add onion and garlic and cook till softened, approximately 5 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients except the spinach and simmer on low to medium heat for 30+ minutes.
If I’m home all day, I’ll get this going early and let simmer for a couple hours stirring every 15 minutes with a little added water. If I’m short on time, I’ll simmer for 30 then process in my blender.
Before I add the sauce to my blender, I measure out 1-2 cups of the chunky sauce and set it aside to add back in later (I do this to add some extra texture to the blended sauce) Blend the sauce till smooth or less chunky.
Add baby spinach and simmer till the spinach is soft and a little “lost” in the sauce.
If your kids don’t like the sight of green stuff, you can add the spinach in the beginning and process in the blender with the sauce so it appears to not even be there !