Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Author 730 Sage Street


  • 8 cups fresh tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic or 1-2 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 basil leaf


  • Wash tomatoes and remove any bad spots. Cut at least in half or smaller.
  • Add 8 cups of tomatoes to food processor along with garlic, salt and basil
  • Puree until foamy and almost smooth
  • Place a large stock pot on the stove and coat bottom with olive oil
  • Add tomato puree to pot
  • Continue pureeing tomatoes & seasonings in 8 cup batches until you use up all of your tomatoes
  • Simmer covered for a few hours or until sauce goes from frothy pink to red watery and finally until it is red and thick.


You can store the sauce any number of ways. I used glass jars filled about 2/3 of the way up. I let the sauce cool in the jars on the counter then put them in the fridge over night. The next day I put the jars in the freezer. Make sure you leave enough room at the top to allow for expansion during freezing so you do not break the jars.
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