Fresh Tomato Sauce Sicilian

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This recipe is from Frugal Gourmet. It freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat an 8- to 10-quart heavy-bottom pot and add the oil, garlic, and onion.
  2. Saute until the onion is clear.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients except the butter and salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a simmer and gently cook, uncovered, for 4 hours, stirring often.
  5. Stir in the butter and salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

This is THE tomato sauce recipe. I think the combination of the butter and chicken stock is the reason it's so outstanding. I've used this sauce in lasagne, on pizza, and for pasta and found the recipe in The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Italian 1993. Thank you for posting this recipe!

AmyZoe January 04, 2009

I have made this sauce several times now. It is the BOMB!!!! Using homemade chicken stock raises it to a whole new level. (-:

A Good Thing May 22, 2008