Tomato Sauce Base - Make Soup or Pasta Sauces Etc

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is my recipe to use up fresh tomatoes. You can make plenty of this then freeze & turn it into whatever you like....soup, base for bolognaise sauce, for lasagna, basic pasta sauces etc....the list is endless.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the tomatoes in a baking dish, drizzle with oil & season, cook in oven at 160 c for approx 20 minutes Remove skins & set aside.
  2. Gently fry the shallots/onions & garlic 'til golden. Add the tomatoes & stock. Bring to the boil then simmer gently for at least 20 mins then add basil & liquidise/blend. Continue simmering for a couple of minutes or if you want it thicker, leave to cook until desired consistency.
  3. (a pinch of sugar is good if tomatoes aren't nice & sweet).
  4. This freezes well & is a good sauce base. If you want it as soup add a little cream/creme fraiche etc.