Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Here is my recipe for tomato sauce:

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat some olive oil (one or two TBS) on medium-low heat.
  2. Add finely chopped onions until soft but not golden.
  3. Then add one can of tomatoes (peeled), or 4 or 5 peeled fresh tomatoes, diced.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs (basil, oregano, thyme -- you can use Italian seasoning).
  5. add one teaspoonful of sugar (to take off the acidity of tomatoes) and add one or two cloves of garlic, finely chopped.
  6. Let it simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, covered, then blend it thoroughly (you can do that in the saucepan with the appropriate blender), and let it simmer for at least 30 more minutes.


Most Helpful

I used this to make recipe #9430 and I thought it tasted very good. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

mums the word October 15, 2014

This isn't THE tomato sauce for me. It was good, but light. I was looking for something that could take the place of canned tomato sauce and use up the abundance of fresh tomatoes from the garden.

Mickey in MN October 06, 2009

Excellent recipe for a light sauce. I did not blend it, but left it chunky and we loved it. I had fresh basil and oregano and chopped that up with the garlic. I used brown sugar instead of white. I served it in recipe #27193 Helen's Zucchini Casserole, and it was perfect. My husband couldn't stop talking about how good the sauce was. Thanks, Carole in Orlando

carole in orlando May 12, 2009

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