Tomato Sauce II

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 1batch
  • About This Recipe

    “Here is my recipe for tomato sauce:”


  • 1 -2tablespoonolive oil
  • onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (15ounce) canstomatoes or 4 -5fresh tomatoes, peeled, diced
  • salt & pepper
  • herbs( (basil, oregano, thyme)
  • 1teaspoonsugar
  • 1 -2garlic clove, finely chopped
  • Directions

  • Heat some olive oil (one or two TBS) on medium-low heat.
  • Add finely chopped onions until soft but not golden.
  • Then add one can of tomatoes (peeled), or 4 or 5 peeled fresh tomatoes, diced.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and herbs (basil, oregano, thyme — you can use Italian seasoning).
  • add one teaspoonful of sugar (to take off the acidity of tomatoes) and add one or two cloves of garlic, finely chopped.
  • 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.
  • Reviews

  • “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.”

  • “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”

  • “I am cooking right now and it smells fantastic! I just tasted it to make sure i got all the ingredients right, and it’s delicious!”

  • “I’ve used RecipeZaar for awhile and needless to say I yet rated any recipes (due to pure laziness) but this recipe was so good that it moved me to get off my lazy butt…create an account and write a review. This is so good that I’m never buying the jar ding anymore, from now on I’m making my own!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS RECIPE!”

  • “Once again, I forgot to review a recipe; my apologies.I used homegrown tomatoes with this, and put all of it in the freezer after it cooled.When the emergency arose (it’s a weeknight, and I thought we had a jar of spaghetti sauce), I made spaghetti sauce with it. Dumped the frozen block right in the saucepan, and thickened the sauce with a nice big chunk of parmesan cheese.Freezing it didn’t seem to affect the flavor at all, and the day was saved. A nice sauce.”

  • “WOW!This was the BEST tomato sauce EVER!!!My daughter was making her version of Goulash and as we were out of canned sauce, I found this recipe for the ingredients we did have on hand.She added an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce to make it a bit more saucy and then, as her standby in her goulash, added 2 slices of cheese (Velveeta).Oh, and I noticed she put in a 15 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chilis in place of the canned whole tomatoes.A very nice hint of a kick.HOLY MAMA it is the best sauce I’ve ever had by far.If I had eight thumbs, they’d all be up!”

  • “This a simple and esay to make from scratch sauce. I used 10 tomatoes due to the size. (italian roma’s)”

  • “This is extremely yummy.The best sauce I’ve ever made!I used one large can of whole tomatoes.I tore them apart by hand and added just a bit of the juice.Didn’t have any fresh basil on hand.I used fresh oregano, dried thyme, and a few crushed red peper flakes.Made it twice already this week.”

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