The Easiest Tomato Sauce Recipe You'll Ever Make!

tomato sauce homemade recipe
Make your own tomato sauce at home with this easy recipe.

If your go-to meals include some form of pasta or pizza (admit it, they do -- hey, there's no shame in making some pizza muffins for dinner), then you need this seriously simple homemade tomato sauce in your life. It's fresher than the store-bought stuff, you'll master it in a flash, and you'll never look at canned tomatoes the same way again.


What You'll Need:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can of whole, peeled plum tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed basil leaves, torn up


tomato sauce homemade recipe

Step 1: Finely dice the yellow onion and mince the garlic until the pieces are roughly the size pictured above.

tomato sauce homemade recipe

Step 2: Heat olive oil over a medium-high flame and add the diced onions. Cook until the onions become translucent -- about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.

tomato sauce homemade recipe

Step 3: Pour in the canned tomatoes to the mixture -- juices and all.

tomato sauce homemade recipe

Step 4: Using your spatula, slowly crush the tomatoes against the side and bottom of the pot. Add the salt, pepper, dried oregano and sugar. Stir a few times, reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 30 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced slightly and thickened. At this point, taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning.

tomato sauce homemade recipe

Step 5: After 30 minutes is up, stir in the torn basil leaves, and serve. See? That wasn't nearly as hard as you thought it would be.

tomato sauce homemade recipe

tomato sauce homemade recipe


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