Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce


Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

A classic staple I make on repeat, homemade tomato sauce. Making it from scratch is so easy, fresh and flavorful you will never want to buy it in a jar again.
Servings 4
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins


  • Dutch Oven (or large pot)
  • Emulsion Blender (or crush tomatos by hand)


  • 28 oz San Marzano whole tomatoes canned
  • 8-10 fresh basil leafs torn into small pieces
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes add more less depending on your preference
  • 1 carrot peeled
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • parmesan rinds optional
  • salt & pepper seasoned to your taste


  • In a dutch oven or large pot add olive oil bring to medium heat. Add in freshly chopped garlic and sauté for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Be careful not to burn or brown the garlic. Add in red pepper flakes and sauté for another 1 minute.
  • Add in whole peeled canned tomatoes and blend with an emulsion blender. Note: If you do not have an emulsion blender crush the tomatoes by hand before adding to pot.
  • Add in the whole peeled carrot and parmesan rind to sauce. Bring heat down to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Remove the parmesan rind and carrot and throw away.
  • Add in butter, basil & season with salt and pepper. Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese and serve over noodles.
    Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe


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Author: Ashley Zezza
Cost: $10
Course: Dinner, Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: flavorful tomato sauce, Homemade sauce, homemade tomato sauce
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