One-Pot Wonders

Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

January 31, 2023
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  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

A classic staple I make on repeat is my go-to homemade tomato sauce. Making it from scratch is so easy, fresh and flavorful you will never want to buy it in a jar again.

What You'll Need
  • 28 ounces canned San Marzano whole tomatoes
  • 8 pieces fresh basil leafs, torn into small pieces
  • 5 garlic cloves, mined
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 whole carrot, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 parmesan rind
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add in the whole peeled carrot and parmesan rind to sauce. Bring heat down to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Remove & throw away the parmesan rind and carrot from the sauce.
  5. Add in butter, basil & season with salt and pepper. Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese and serve over noodles.

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