italian plum tomato sauce

★★★★★ 2
By Gia Peterkin Trower
from dayton, NJ

This is a delicious Italian Plum Tomato Sauce. Serve it over your favorite pasta, or like my husband, he eats it just by itself.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh yum! This is a fabulous homemade tomato sauce. All of the fresh ingredients are what truly makes this sauce exceptional. The plum tomatoes and basil are a perfect combination, but the fresh onion and garlic add tons of flavor too. This may look like a lot of work, but it's pretty simple to make. Serve with your favorite pasta for an Italian restaurant-quality meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8-10
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For italian plum tomato sauce

  • 10-15
    ripe plum tomatos
  • 4 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1 bunch
    fresh basil leaves
  • 2-4 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 pinch
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp
    oregano
  • 1 pinch
    sugar

How To Make italian plum tomato sauce

  • Scoring washed tomatoes with an X.
    1
    Wash and score your tomatoes by making a slit across the bottom like an x.
  • Quickly boiling the potatoes.
    2
    Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add the tomatoes to the boiling water for about 1-1/2 minutes.
  • Cooked tomatoes in a strainer.
    3
    Using a ladle, remove the tomatoes and place them in a strainer. Let cool.
  • Peeling plum tomatoes.
    4
    The tomatoes will peel very easily.
  • Diced tomatoes in a bowl.
    5
    Using a cutting board, dice all the tomatoes, keeping the juices.
  • Browning onions and garlic in a skillet.
    6
    In a large skillet, add olive oil and brown the garlic. Add your chopped onion and cook until tender.
  • Diced tomatoes added to the skillet.
    7
    Add your diced tomatoes along with the juice.
  • Salt, pepper, sugar, crushed red pepper, oregano, and basil leaves added to tomatoes.
    8
    Add salt, pepper, pinch of sugar, crushed red pepper and oregano. Add the bunch of basil leaves. This gives the sauce a nice flavor and color.
  • Simmering until the sauce thickens.
    9
    Cook down tomatoes on medium heat, breaking some down. Continue cooking down until sauce thickens, about 45 minutes.
  • Drizzling in olive oil.
    10
    Add a drizzle of olive oil to the tomatoes.
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