Homemade Tomato Sauce

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve all been keeping well! I’ve been using a lot of tinned tomatoes recently but I was really missing the really flavoursome shop brought pasta sauces. Tinned foods are very easy to accumulate and we had quite a few in the house that are often used in pasta dishes but because I was using spelt pasta I wanted a really good, rich sauce that would compliment the plainness of the spelt pasta.

Anyway, I came up with a great tomato sauce recipe that is easy to prepare, can be frozen for future use and could go well with many different cuisines. I think this sauce would also be perfect for the base of a tomato soup and overall it requires minimal effort to make. The image below is the chunky sauce before it was blended, but I would suggest leaving the sauce to cool before blending and then you’ll have a smooth consistency for a pizza base.

Recipe: Homemade Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

1 tbsp oil

1 small onion – roughly chopped

2 garlic – crushed

1 tin chopped tomatoes (500g)

2 tsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp basil

1/2 tsp oregano

Method

  • Heat the oil in a pan on a medium heat, after a few minutes add the onions and garlic, cover with a lid and leave to soften for 2 minutes.
  • Next, add the tinned tomatoes stirring well. You can also wash out the tin to get out all the sauce.
  • Add the brown sugar, salt and herbs then cover with a lid and leave to simmer on a gentle heat for 7 minutes until soft.
  • Leave to cool before blending for a smoother consistency.

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