Homemade Tomato Sauce

Enjoy making your own sauce for many dishes to come!

This is a fast but flavorful tomato sauce you can be proud of. Now theres many ways and many more hours to create a tomato sauce but we wanted to share a sauce that will not take your entire day or weekend to make. This is a great recipe for beginners that want to test their flavor skills. You can jar it and save it in the refrigerator for up to 7 days for your next pasta or chicken parmesan.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 1 hr Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 1 hr 15 mins



  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, saute onions in the oil until golden brown.

  2. Add crushed tomatoes, water, tomato paste, basil, garlic, salt and pepper.

  3. Let the sauce come to a boil, lower heat to low and stir occasionally until desired thickness; approximately 2 hours. Sauce is ready when oil rises to the top. Skim off oil.

  4. Add sauce to food processor to make extra creamy and smooth.

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Keywords: delicious, homemade, vegetarian, italian
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