Pasta with homemade pasta sauce. I whip it up in 10 minutes.
Pasta should be clear, basic tomato sauce is dice up 3 tomatoes pp in small dices (so it cooks faster), saute/fry/whatever it's called them (you put them in a pan with a little oil) until they're starting to fall apart, add some tomato puree to thicken and herbs or spices by taste (I like using paprika, a tiny bit of chili, basil or oregano or italian herb mix whatever you like, and tarragon. If the tomatoes are really sour you can add a pinch of sugar). I add a splash of milk or cream but that's not necessary. Then you can dress it up with whatever you like. Other vegetables, some protein ingredient, whatever you like. It's really good on its own too when you're going for minimal, just pasta with tomato sauce and a little cheese.
The way you've explained making sauce makes me wonder why we bother buying jars of it Seems so easy to make.