Some call it tomato sauce. Others, like Kathleen and her Italian-American family, call it gravy. Whichever term you prefer, there’s no denying the importance and versatility of this most classic of Italian staples.
What’s more, great gravy is easily achievable—not all sauces require hours of attention and care by an Italian grandmother. Our recipe below makes a delicious, simple gravy in less than an hour. Throw it on some chicken parm (as pictured above), use it as a dipping sauce for fried treats, or toss some over your favorite pasta. I promise, one taste of this gravy and you’ll be ditching the store-bought stuff in no time.
A simple, versatile tomato sauce for all your Italian cooking needs.