Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A great sauce for all those tomatoes you don't know what to do with. Plus if you put it in freezer bags it takes up very little room in your freezer and great tasting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine onion, garlic, green pepper and vegetable oil in pan. Cook until onion is transparent.
  2. In large pot add the chopped tomatoes, oregano, basil, parsley, sugar, salt, pepper and tomato paste. Cook for 2-3 hours on low heat stirring frequently.
  3. Let sauce cool. Pour sauce into quart size containers or freezer bags. Store in freezer.
  4. Note: You may add hamburger, mushrooms etc. when preparing the sauce to eat.
Most Helpful

It made a very thin spaghetti sauce but was a good way to use up lots of tomatoes. This would be 5 stars if you increase the spices because it is rather bland. I have to add paste each time I use a new freezer bag. I do plan on using this as a base recipe next canning season.

hope9393 May 10, 2010

Very good! I followed the recipe exactly except omitted the green pepper (I'm not very fond). Let it simmer most of the afternoon and yummy! We have a zillion tomatoes, so I will be making up more of this great sauce. Thank you for posting.

jonesies August 22, 2009

Nice sauce. I used 4 cups of home grown tomatoes that I had blanched, and 4 cups of canned. My peppers were red but no one could tell when I pureed it all. This surprised me by how sweet it was. I'd add more spices next time, but it was easy and good.

ladypit July 29, 2008