Homemade Tomato Sauce


Homemade Tomato sauce made from scratch is homey and delicious – and so surprisingly easy! All it takes is a few fresh ingredients.

I made a big batch of Tomato Sauce for the Paella I posted earlier, and keep the rest in jars in the fridge for later use. These sauces can keep for about 2 weeks. To keep them longer, freeze them in freezer safe containers. Thaw when it is needed; you can add any fresh herbs, spices, veggies, or meats desired.

Homemade Tomato Sauce  is one of the basic recipes I am sharing: making things from scratch, making the ingredients I once thought magically appeared in a jar/can. The other basic recipes I posted were homemade Yogurt and homemade Roasted Walnut Butter.

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Tomato sauce made from scratch is homey and delicious--and so surprisingly easy!
Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 3 cups
  • 10 Ripe Tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2-3 tablespoon chopped Parsley
  • Salt and freshly cracked Pepper
  1. Using a knife, slit a cross on the tomatoes.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and place the tomatoes into boiling water until skin starts to peel, about 1 minute.
  3. Remove into a large bowl and let the tomatoes rest until cool enough to handle, then remove the skin.
  4. Roughly mashed with a fork and and puree in blender or food processor. (I used a hand mixer)
  5. In a large pot over medium heat, heat olive oil on medium heat, cook onion and garlic until onion starts to soften, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add pureed tomatoes, basil. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
To keep the sauce longer, keep in freezer-safe containers. Simply thaw it as needed; you can add any fresh herbs, spices, veggies, or meats desired.

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  1. I’m so loving the from scratch section of this, as I have allergies etc I am always trying to find recipes made from scratch.. Thank you this is a wonderful site, will be using it heaps..
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  2. I can’t wait to try this. I think they put to many chemicals in our foods. My husband and I are interested in trying gluten free foods. The pictures were very helpful.

    • Glad you find my blog & recipes helpful. Yes, there are a lot of stuff they put into processed food. Why are you interested to try gluten free food? are any of you gluten intolerant?

  3. This sauce is simmering on my stove top as I write. What I appreciate most about this recipe is the ease of preparation having the pictures to explain the process. I had never peeled tomatoes so this recipe made it ultra easy to make this sauce. The sauce smells amazing! Can’t wait to serve it to my family.

    • I can even smell the sauce from here 😀 Your family is lucky to have you cook from scratch for them. I’m so glad my preparation photos help, because I’m also someone who needs visual aids (I get lost reading recipe instructions.. hehe).

  4. I looooove tomato sauce and homemade one is the best. I try all kinds of recipes and I must try yours soon. Recipe is a keeper! =) Paella? Oh I got to check that one now!

  5. I love to make homemade sauce. I roast my ingredients for tomato sauce in the oven. It is easy and delicious. Your pics look fabulous.

  6. Nothing beats homemade sauce! Yours looks great!

  7. There is nothing better than homemade tomato sauce!!! This looks great. So easy and delicious, I can’t wait to make it!

  8. I never make tomato sauce, but have been making ketchup and tomato chutney for some time, so I can imagine how exceptional your tomato sauce is. At least it looks luscious!

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  10. I wish we had a better local tomato crop this summer…I would love to have a freezer stocked with your lovely sauce~

  11. I love homemade tomato sauce. I think like stock, it’s always best when it’s made from scratch with fresh ingredients. I do the same thing everytime I make sauce. I make way more than I need and freeze the rest in ice cube trays. Your sauce looks great!

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