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Andrea D'Ambrosio, Registered Dietitian
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Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade Tomato Sauce

When you are not sure what to make for dinner having homemade tomato sauce ready in the freezer makes the decision a lot easier.  This recipe uses basic ingredients and is simple to prepare. Some of my favourite veggies to add to this sauce include: coloured peppers, mushrooms, celery and even graded carrot.

Optional: Add a dash of red wine with onions for a nice flavour!

 

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20-30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 clove garlic, minced

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped

½ medium onion, chopped

28 oz diced tomatoes, canned

¼ tsp basil

¼ tsp oregano

fresh ground pepper and parmesan cheese to taste

 

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil, onions and minced garlic.
  2. Heat ingredients for a couple minutes until onion softens. Caution, you do not want the heat too high or the garlic will burn.
  3. Add desired veggies and parsley to your sauce and cook until softened slightly.  If your saucepan becomes dry add more olive oil so that your veggies do not burn.
  4. Add can of diced tomatoes to the onions, garlic and parsley.
  5. Add dried basil and oregano and fresh ground pepper if desired.
  6. Let the sauce simmer on medium heat for 20-25 minutes to absorb flavours and allow the sauce to thicken.