Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Great way to make up a large batch of tomato sauce from your garden to freeze or can for later use.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large pan.
  2. Saute onions and garlic until tender.
  3. Add rest of ingredients.
  4. Heat to boiling.
  5. Reduce heat.
  6. Simmer, partially covered, for 2 hours.
  7. Stir occasionally.
  8. After it has simmered, cool completely and store in freezer bags or containers in increments that you find best for your family; (When ready to use, thaw and heat).
  9. Or process in a boiling covered canner for 35 minutes
  10. Favorite ingredients can be added like sliced mushrooms, cooked/drained sausage, hamburger, etc.
  11. This sauce is great for any Italian dish.
  12. Great as a sauce for pasta and as a pizza sauce.
Most Helpful

To Steve, I make spaghetti sauce every year. I process in a boiling covered canner for 35 minutes. I hope you find this helpful. Good Lick :-), from Darla

Darla Aldridge September 09, 2002

I made this recipe exactly as stated with fresh tomatoes. I agree it's a great sauce but thought it tasted a bit salty and needed more spices. Next time I will cut the olive oil to 2 TBSP, use half the salt called for in the recipe, and double the sugar, garlic, basil and oregano called for in the recipe.

supercrafty July 01, 2009

Needed to use up some of my garden tomatoes, so made a batch of this. I had everything in my pantry already, so it was great to throw together. Loved the flavor!! DH, who is very picky, thought this tasted great. I canned mine and got 4 qts out of it. Thanks for the recipe!

rbrynsaas August 25, 2009