How to make Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe

Delicious Homemade Tomato Sauce. Here is a recipe for a Basic Tomato Sauce made with with onions, garlic, olive oil, tomatoes, bay leaves and seasonings.

How to make Basic Tomato Sauce

This tomato sauce goes really well with this Zucchini Lasagna! Click on the picture to go to the recipe!

This is a very easy and tasty homemade tomato sauce recipe that you can keep in the fridge for one week. It’s always great to have on hand a homemade tomato sauce since it is the foundation for so many wonderful dishes like whole wheat pasta, chicken, fish, meatballs, lasagna, and even vegetables casseroles recipes.

Also you can easily add ground meat, if you wanted, to make a meat sauce as well. Here is a recipe for a basic tomato sauce that starts with onions, garlic, olive oil, tomatoes, bay leaves and seasonings. You will be very pleased with how this sauce will end up. Let the sauce simmer for about 20 or 30 minutes.

 

How to make Basic Tomato Sauce

But, if you have more time to prepare your dish, I suggest you let the sauce simmer for over an hour because the more you cook it the more flavourful it will become. However, it will be great cooking only for 20 minutes as well. Now, of course I think I don’t even need to mention the juicier the tomatoes the better the sauce will be.

How to make Basic Tomato Sauce

How to make Basic Tomato Sauce

So, let’s go to check the recipe because I am sure you will love this tomato sauce.

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How to make Basic Tomato Sauce

This is a very easy and tasty homemade tomato sauce recipe that you can keep in the fridge for one week.

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Ingredients:

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
half onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 28oz. can crushed tomatoes with the juice or 1 ¾ pound of fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
1 tbsp brown sugar
½ tsp dried oregano
2 dry bay leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and cook 4-5 minutes until they are soft and golden.
  3. Add garlic and sauté, being careful not to burn.
  4. Add tomato paste and stir well. Add crushed tomatoes, including the juice in case you are using tomato cans.
  5. Add brown sugar, dried oregano, dry bay leaves, salt and pepper.
  6. Cover and bring to a low simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Finally, remove from the heat, add fresh basil and stir well. Remove the dry bay leaves.
  8. Adjust the seasoning if you think it is necessary. You can use this delicious sauce in your favorite recipes or you can pour the sauce in a mason jar and keep it in the fridge for about 3 or 4 days or you can freeze for months.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4, Serving Size: 1/4

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 91
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Sugar: 8.8g
  • Protein: 2.4g
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