Pasta lovers, rejoice: There’s a better—and much less labor-intensive way—to whip up delicious and creamy homemade tomato sauce from scratch. Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Go about your normal red sauce routine, combining ingredients—sautéed onion, garlic, crushed tomatoes, vodka, the works.
Step 2: Once the sauce is to your liking, transfer it to a heat-safe dish and cook it in the oven at 375 degrees for an hour and a half. This gives the flavors a chance to really meld together and caramelize.
Step 3: When it’s done in the oven, blend it, then stir in an optional dash of cream before drizzling the sauce evenly on your perfectly al dente pasta. Voilà, dinner is served.