Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

Quick, easy, and definitely better than anything you can buy! This Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce is the only recipe you’ll ever need. Great for pizzas, pastas, casseroles, or even just to eat like soup. It’s seriously so versatile and delicious that even non-tomato lovers will adore this! SO. GOOD.

a pot of tomato sauce on a marble counter with basil and red pepper

We have been making this sauce for years! It’s light, fresh, vibrant, and probably one of my favorite things we’ve ever made.

It’s used in so many of our recipes on this blog!

It’s honestly so much better than anything you could buy and it keeps just as long or longer. What’s not to love?!

how to make tomato sauce

First, gather the ingredients!

ingredients for tomato sauce on a marble board

Now, sauté the onions until they become translucent. This should take about 5-8 minutes. Add the tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes, and oregano. Let this cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the basil.

After about 5 minutes, use an immersion blender (or place into a blender) and blend until smooth. Serve immediately or store for later!

can you freeze tomato sauce

Of course! That’s one of the best things about this recipe. You can store this in a freezer safe bag and it’ll keep for months. We like to freeze 1 cup at a time, that way we can really control what we need. So, only want a little for some pasta? grab one bag! Need 3 cups for a casserole? Grab three bags!

tomato sauce in a white pot with basil on a marble counter

Of course, it’s all up to you on how to freeze it but this is how we do it. It makes our life really easy to say the least.

what to make with tomato sauce

So many things! Like I said before, we use this recipe for everything. It’s fresh, vibrant, and full of flavor! But here are a few ideas for dinner.

It’s truly delicious anyway you choose to enjoy it. It’s definitely apart of our weekly (more like daily) rotation!

a pot of tomato sauce on a marble counter with basil and red pepper

expert tips:

  • If you don’t have access to fresh herbs, use 1 teaspoon of dried oregano and 1 teaspoon dried basil.
  • If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can put this in a blender or food processor. Just be very careful! It’ll be extremely hot.
  • This recipe freezes really well.

When you make this Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #MSDeltaHospitality.

a pot of tomato sauce on a marble counter with basil and red pepper

Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

Traci
Simple, quick, and full of flavor! This Homemade Tomato Sauce has tons of flavor and can used for so many dishes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 quarts
Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 12 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 head garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  • Sweat onions in olive oil until translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and garlic.
  • Stir in oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt.
  • Bring to a bubble (not a full rolling boil).
  • Reduce heat to medium to medium low and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add basil and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • Use an immersion blender to puree sauce.

Notes

  • If you don’t have access to fresh herbs, use 1 teaspoon of dried oregano and 1 teaspoon dried basil.
  • If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can put this in a blender or food processor. Just be very careful! It’ll be extremely hot.
  • This recipe freezes really well.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 22gSodium: 984mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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