My mom had given me a BUNCH of homegrown tomatoes this summer and I was so inspired by my friend Brittany McIntyre’s fresh, homemade tomato sauce escapades that I wanted to try it for myself!
This is a basic recipe that you can jazz up any way you’d like! You can use drained, canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, or frozen tomatoes! You can add tomato paste if you’d like it to be thicker. You can add any spices you’d like. These are just the ones I chose.
One of the best things about making your own tomato sauce? You get to use one of my FAVORITE kitchen gadgets, an immersion blender!! I don’t use it very often, but the times I use it I absolutely LOVE IT! It makes things so much easier. I would highly recommend it. Enjoy!!
Homemade Tomato Sauce
from Hoping in God
15-20 minutes of prep time
1.5-2 hours of0 cook time
- A bunch of tomatoes , 2-3 lbs
- 1 onion
- 4 T. EVOO
- 1 head of garlic
- fresh basil
- salt and pepper
- little cayenne pepper, other spices
- Small can of tomato paste (optional)
- Take tomatoes, clean them, quarter them and get out all the seeds. While you’re cleaning them, sauté an onion, the cloves of garlic and a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Put the tomatoes in a big pot and bring to a boil.
- Grab spices. Season as you like (fresh basil, oregano, a little cayenne pepper, kosher salt and pepper).
- Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for an hour or 2 (or until desired thickness).
- Then, use an immersion blender to puree it to the consistency you like. If you don’t have an immersion blender, blend it in a regular blender or food processor. If you don’t blend it Brittany recommends starting with blanching the tomatoes and peeling them and cut them a bit smaller.
- I froze a bunch in smaller portions and am planning on using them for the next couple months. It freezes great!