Pantry Tomato Sauce Tips

I eat a lot of pasta with tomato sauce (mmm) but I never feel like my tomato sauce is that great.

I usually use, or have on hand:
canned tomatoes
one fresh onion
bulk dried spices like oregano and sage
salt, fresh pepper

My method is to saute the onions and garlic with the spices for a few minutes, then add the (crushed) tomatoes and simmer.

But something just isn't quite coming together! It's never as delicious as I want it to be.

Do you have any tips for making great tomato sauce from just pantry items?

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