Homemade Fresh Tomato Sauce

Amy Herald


I love to grow tomatoes in the garden. The problem is my family doesn't like to eat fresh tomatoes. They do however, love this sauce. This tomato sauce is a perfect base for anything you want to do with tomato sauce. leave it as is or add onions, garlic, fresh parsley, basil, rosemary and/or oregano to make a nice marinara. Add any meat you like for a meat sauce. It's Molto Bene!


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 6
    large fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 can(s)
    (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
    ground marjoram
  • 2 Tbsp
    firmly packed brown sugar
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • ·
    pepper to taste

How to Make Homemade Fresh Tomato Sauce


  2. Start with 6 nice ripe red tomatoes.
  3. Give them a quick wash in cold water.
  4. Prepare a pot of boiling water large enough to cover the tomatoes.
  5. Boil tomatoes for 1 minute
  6. Prepare a large bowl of ice water.
  7. Remove tomatos from the water with the slotted spoon and dip them into the cold iced-water. (This boiling and cooling process is called blanching)
  8. After about a minute, remove the tomatoes from the water and remove their skins. They should slip right off. If not, use a sharp paring knife to remove any stubborn spots.
  10. Chunk Tomatoes and Place in Blender, puree until smooth.
  11. Add 1 can of tomato paste to pot.
  12. Add brown sugar and season with Salt, Pepper & Marjoram
  13. Simmer covered, on low for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with your favorite pasta or any other dish that calls for tomato sauce!

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About Homemade Fresh Tomato Sauce

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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