Spaghetti Sauce from Scratch!

It’s finally here!  This is the spaghetti-sauce-from-scratch featured on our Header!  This recipe comes from Ming Thompson, who is a fantastic cook and baker.  The key to this recipe is simply getting good quality fresh veggies – they will make all the difference!

Ingredients (serves 4-5 people)

  • 5 tomatoes
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 6-7 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • pasta of choice
  • basil
  • salt and pepper
  • If you so desire: ground meat for meatballs

Here we go!

1. Chop up all your veggies – garlic, onion, bell peppers into pretty small pieces so that they’re bite sized 🙂 Take tomatoes (oooh, notice how I didn’t call tomatoes = veggies!  I know, I’m too good) and slice into 8ths.

2. Start cooking garlic in olive oil.

3. Add in onions until they’re turning ever so slightly brown!

4. Add in bell peppers (ain’t that purdy).

5. Add in tomatoes and grape tomatoes – this is where all your “sauce” will come from.  Leave the whole mixture to boil for a while, until you see the tomato peels start to “roll up” into very sharp, skinny long rolls.


6. Add pasta, add a little basil, and voila!  Homemade pasta sauce.  Use cornstarch if it ain’t saucy enough.

And if you so desire…

Doesn’t this look ever so slightly like Texas?

Texas Roll ‘Em

And to bid you farewell…

A happy basil plant 🙂


About Wen and Carol Cook in Boston

Wen is an MD/PhD candidate at the Harvard Medical School. She is a monster tennis player and ran her first marathon in October 2011! Carol is a current student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education studying Education Policy and Management. She likes to cook anything that is easy, figuring out new ways to multitask when preparing meals, and then watching Arrested Development while enjoying the fruits of her cooking. Wen and Carol both know the words to every song in The Sound of Music.

One response to “Spaghetti Sauce from Scratch!

  1. Lucas

    This looks amazing! You should still check out cafe mami though.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: