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Homemade Tomato Sauce – easy and delicious basic sauce

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 Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Calories 71 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


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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