Quick Canned Tomato Sauce

Quick Canned Tomato Sauce

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: Makes enough sauce for 1 pound of pasta

Pepperoncini, otherwise known as Tuscan peppers, sweet Italian peppers and golden Greek peppers, are a variety of peppers that resemble bell and chili peppers. Combine them with garlic, oregano and olive oil to make this quick canned tomato sauce recipe.


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pepperoncini, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, preferably Greek
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes (28-ounce can)
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Place the oil, garlic, pepperoncini and oregano into a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the canned tomatoes and then sprinkle the mixture with a few pinches of salt and pepper.
  2. Once the mixture begins to simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes. Add additional salt and pepper if needed and then serve immediately.


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