Learn How to Make Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe that you will want to put it on everything. It’s very delicious and made with onions, garlic, olive oil, tomatoes, bay leaves, and seasonings.


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. Also, you can easily add ground meat, if you wanted, to make a meat sauce instead.

I’ve made this recipe many and many times using all types of different tomatoes and the one that I got the best result is the San Marzano tomatoes. But what’s so great about these tomatoes? Well, they have a sweet flavor and low acidity and they are meatier than other tomatoes. Also, it’s easier to remove skin and low seed count, which means all good qualities for making a good and juicy sauce.

How to make Basic Tomato Sauce

Learn How to Make Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe that you will want to put it on everything. It’s very delicious and made with onions, garlic, olive oil, tomatoes, bay leaves, and seasonings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Half medium 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 (or natural sweetener)
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 2 dry bay leaves
  • Salt and black 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 into a mason jar and keep it in the fridge for about 3 or 4 days or you can freeze for months.