Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Homemade tomato sauce using fresh ingredients.


  1. Heat oil in large pan, add garlic and cook until tender.
  2. Add tomatoes and cook until heated.
  3. Add Basil, salt, pepper and red pepper, stir well.
  4. Add to blender and mix until smooth.
  5. Store in refrigerator or freeze.
Most Helpful

Very good basic tomato sauce. Good to have a supply in the freezer. Used tomato puree and one can of crushed tomatoes to make up the 29 ounces. It was smooth enough without using a blender. Divided the sauce into 4 servings, froze two and left two in the refrigerator. Used one serving on pasta with just a little grated pecorino cheese, very good. Into the other serving I added some fried onions, a handful of peas and a handful of bell peppers. Also served over pasta. Like I said, this is a basic sauce, good by itself and inspiring to add other ingredients. The only thing I will change when making it again is to cut down on the black pepper, I think 1/4 teaspoon will be sufficient. Thanks for posting.

Chef Dudo June 09, 2007

Now this is a very good tomato sauce recipe!

babyboomer1977 October 03, 2010