Thursday, September 8, 2011

Delicious Homemade Tomato Sauce

This is our Pizza Garden. It has tomatoes, oregano, basil, parsley and chives. Here is our recipe for a yummy homemade tomato sauce.

10 very ripe tomatoes
2 T olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
¼ c chopped fresh basil
¼ t Italian seasoning
¼ c red wine


1.     Cut the stem out of each tomato and cut an X on the bottom. Put the tomatoes in boiling water until their skin starts to peel.  Plunge tomatoes into bowl of ice water until cool enough to touch.  Remove skins and squeeze tomatoes to remove seeds. (Caution! Do not wear a white shirt during this operation!)  Blend tomatoes until smooth.

2.  In a large Dutch oven, sauté garlic and onion in olive oil.  Pour in blended tomatoes. Add basil, Italian seasoning and wine.  Bring to a boil, then turn to low, simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes or until thick. Serve with pasta or as pizza sauce.  


  1. I had the privilege of getting to taste this homemade tomato sauce that was used as pizza sauce at Anna's Cutting Garden. It is very light and delicious, blending well with the crust and other pizza ingredients rather than dominating the overall flavor like some sauces do. Highly recommended! Thanks for sharing, Caroline, Natalie and Susan!! Yummmmmm . . .

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