September 08, 2013

Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

This year, Troy and I planted 6 tomato plants and then, those plants turned into a huge jungle. We have had such an abundance of tomatoes from these 6 plants, it is unreal. One of my favorite recipes is this Fresh Summer Vegetable Salad that I've been making.

Since I love homegrown tomatoes so much, I decided to make sure that none of them went to waste by ripening too fast. Last weekend, I cooked up a huge pot of yellow tomatoes and make a yellow tomato pasta sauce. Of course, this same recipe could be used for red tomatoes.

Troy and I like our tomato sauce really simple without a lot of seasonings in it and this one turned out great. As you can see, it made a lot of sauce.

I did not measure the amount of anything exactly but just made it to taste.

Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

This sauce is very healthy and simple. I froze the jars of sauce to use throughout the winter. We will appreciate having garden fresh sauce when it is snowing out.

Homegrown tomatoes or tomatoes from the farmer's market.
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Black pepper

Cut tomatoes into pieces (they do not have to be small- it all cooks down to a sauce anyways).

Add to a large pot, add a small amount of water (about 1/4 cup) and cook on high until boiling.

Turn heat down to medium-low and stir periodically until tomatoes have cooked down and sauce has thickened.

My huge pot of tomatoes cooked for about 1 1/2 hours.

I waited for the sauce to cool and then blended it and froze it in jars. There is nothing like fresh tomato sauce! I love adding basil to my sauce too but Troy is not a fan.

Have you ever made a fresh tomato sauce? 
I would love to hear your recipe! 

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  1. I love making salsa with fresh Roma tomatoes. How do you keep those nasty caterpillars off your tomatoes? Every time we plant. We get them. The years we don't plant tomatoes, those caterpillars never show up. I wonder what attracts them and what keeps them away.

  2. A friend told me to crush egg shells and place them around the stem of the plants. This year, it helped , so next year, I am putting them around my strawberry plants. Hope this helps.

  3. my favorite sauce to make is Roasted Red Pepper & tomato sauce, easy and yummy!
    I roughly chop 4-6 tomatoes, 2 red peppers, 1 med onion add to roaster with a handful of garlic cloves sprinkle with sea salt, olive oil and oregano. roast 450 until soft and creamy. let cool and process in food processor (or blender) then a add a handful of parsley and/or basil and 1 Tsp balsamic vinegar, process briefly to combine.

    I make a big batch and can in pint jars in a hot water bath :)))


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