Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce

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"This is a wonderful sauce to make with fresh home grown tomatoes. I freeze this after its made for use as a quick and easy pasta meal. This sauce even tastes better the next day! It is the perfect way to use an abundance of tomatoes! Yields 7 cups"

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (93.9 g)
  • Calories 64.8
  • Total Fat - 4.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 337.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 3.4 g
  • Protein - 0.9 g
  • Calcium - 33.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large saucepan, cook the onion and garlic together, stiriing until the onion is soft. Add the tomatoes, salt and wine and simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft.

Step 2

Add the remaining ingredients, simmer uncovered for 10 minutes or until thickened. Remove bay leaves from sauce.

Step 3

When cooled refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Step 4

Use sauce as desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

3 Reviews


This is one great tasting sauce that I will make again. I cut the sugar down to 1 tsp and it was plenty sweet enough for us. I used penne pasta and made a casserole using this sauce with ground beef, and topped with cheese, and popped it in the oven for 30 mins or so. Yum!


review by:
(12 Jan 2021)


Great sauce as is but I can imagine the possibilities with other add-ins. This is a keeper!


review by:
(17 Mar 2020)


I used about 4 1/2 lbs of fresh tomatoes from my garden, taking skins off easily by dropping the tomatoes into boiling water for about 1 minute. The wine gave it a nice flavor and I only used 1 tsp of brown sugar as to not make it too sweet. I also cooked it for much longer, about 2 hrs, to thicken it up more. The end result was a good basic sauce to freeze for later use. Using fresh tomatoes always makes things taste so good! I look forward to serving this up with additions of meatballs and/or Italian sausages!


review by:
(5 Sep 2019)