Simple Tomato Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by seahorse73

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis Show: Everyday Italian Episode: All About Lasagna

Top Review by Lil Bollington

I've made this dozens of times and it is the perfect base for so many dishes. Searched for this on Food.com so I could easily retrieve it when I'm not at home because I prepare this when traveling. Thanks Seahorse73!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large casserole pot or Dutch over, heat oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add celery and carrots and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Sauté until all the vegetables are soft, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and bay leaves and simmer uncovered on low heat for 1 hour or until thick.
  6. Remove bay leaves and check for seasoning.
  7. If sauce still tastes acidic, add unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon at a time to round out the flavors.
  8. Add 1/2 the tomato sauce into the bowl of a food processor.
  9. Process until smooth.
  10. Continue with remaining tomato sauce.
  11. If not using all the sauce, allow it to cool completely and pour 1 to 2 cup portions into freezer plastic bags.
  12. This will freeze up to 6 months.

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