Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade Tomato Sauce – easy and delicious basic sauce
Homemade Tomato Sauce

This healthy and hearty Homemade Tomato Sauce recipe is one of those that I’ve made hundreds of times for any occasions, Christmas holidays and just as a foundation for weeknights dishes. It is very yummy, flavorful and tastes much better than any shop-bought. You can make this sauce with canned crushed tomatoes, but using fresh tomatoes worth it!

Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe

This is a very easy Homemade Tomato Sauce recipe made with just a few simple ingredients. This tomato sauce is so delicious, rich, herb flavorful, fresh tasting sauce that you definitely should try. It’s perfectly balanced, healthy, naturally sweetened, without a gram of sugar, low fat, and vegan-friendly!

What to Make With Homemade Tomato Sauce

This Homemade Tomato Sauce is an excellent base for many dishes. Use it for all kinds of pasta and pizza, toss with whole grain penne and stuff shells. It is so delicious with any pork roast, chicken dishes, meat loaves or meatballs.

Serving: Prep time:  Cook Time: Total Time:
for 8-10 20 min 1 h 1 h 20 min

Ingredients for Homemade Tomato Sauce

  • 4 lb (12 -14 medium) ripe tomatoes
  • 1 medium (150 g) onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp. (20 g) olive oil
  • ½ c (150 g) tomato paste
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Homemade Tomato Sauce – easy and delicious basic sauce
Homemade Tomato Sauce

How to Make Homemade Tomato Sauce

  1. Boil about 6-7 cups of water in a pot on high heat.
  2. Slice a shallow “X” on top of the tomatoes and core out the stems.

    Homemade Tomato Sauce – easy and delicious basic sauce
    Homemade Tomato Sauce
  3. In a large bowl place the tomatoes, pour the boiling water and let it stay for 30-40 sec.

    Homemade Tomato Sauce – easy and delicious basic sauce
    Homemade Tomato Sauce
  4. Lift the tomatoes out and strip the skins from the tomatoes with a knife.

    Homemade Tomato Sauce – easy and delicious basic sauce
    Homemade Tomato Sauce
  5. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces. Set aside.

    Homemade Tomato Sauce – easy and delicious basic sauce
    Homemade Tomato Sauce
  6. Chop the onion and garlic.
  7. Pour the olive oil into a large pot or saucepan over medium heat.
  8. When it’s hot, add the diced onions, sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and sauté another 1 minute or so.

    Homemade Tomato Sauce – easy and delicious basic sauce
    Homemade Tomato Sauce
  9. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, thyme, season with salt and pepper.

    Homemade Tomato Sauce – easy and delicious basic sauce
    Homemade Tomato Sauce
  10. Simmer on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce reaches the taste and consistency you like, about 40 – 60 minutes.
  11. Transfer the sauce into jars or containers and store in the fridge up to 10 days or freeze in zip-bags for months.
Homemade Tomato Sauce – easy and delicious basic sauce
Homemade Tomato Sauce

How Many Calories in Homemade Tomato Sauce

Calories (per 100 g): 71 cal
Fat: 2.5 g
Carbohydrates: 10.8 g
Protein: 2.1 g

Homemade Tomato Sauce

This is a very easy Homemade Tomato Sauce recipe made with just a few simple ingredients. This tomato sauce is so delicious, rich, herb flavorful, fresh tasting sauce that you definitely should try. It’s perfectly balanced, healthy, naturally sweetened, without a gram of sugar, low fat, and vegan-friendly!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Easy homemade tomato sauce,tomato sauce recipe,simple ingredients,delicious sauce,rich sauce,herb flavorful sauce
Calories: 71kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 lb 12 -14 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 1 medium (150 g) onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp. (20 g) olive oil
  • ½ c (150 g) tomato paste
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Boil about 6-7 cups of water in a pot on high heat.
  • Slice a shallow "X" on top of the tomatoes and core out the stems.
  • In a large bowl place the tomatoes, pour the boiling water and let it stay for 30-40 sec.
  • Lift the tomatoes out and strip the skins from the tomatoes with a knife.
  • Chop the tomatoes into small pieces. Set aside.
  • Chop the onion and garlic.
  • Pour the olive oil into a large pot or saucepan over medium heat.
  • When it’s hot, add the diced onions, sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and sauté another 1 minute or so.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, thyme, season with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce reaches the taste and consistency you like, about 40 - 60 minutes.
  • Transfer the sauce into jars or containers and store in the fridge up to 10 days or freeze in zip-bags for months.

Notes

How Many Calories in Homemade Tomato Sauce
Calories (per 100 g): 71 cal
Fat: 2.5 g
Carbohydrates: 10.8 g
Protein: 2.1 g

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