1. Mix all ingredients except sugar in 2-quart saucepan until well blended.
2. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sugar if a sweeter taste is desired.
*Substitution Tip: Use 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce in place of the tomato paste. Decrease water to 1 cup.
Meat Sauce: Prepare as directed, adding 1/2 pound cooked ground beef, crumbled Italian sausage or meatballs with ingredients in saucepan in Step 1.