Homemade Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

Recipe Category: Sauce


Homemade Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe


Makes 3 To 4 Cups

This Is Vegan.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 3 good-sized cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • a generous handful or 2 of chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. Place a large pot or a dutch oven over medium-high heat
  2. After about a minute, add the olive oil and swirl to coat the pan
  3. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, herbs, and salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is very tender, 10 to 15 minutes
  4. Add the tomatoes, water, tomato paste, and black pepper
  5. Use a spoon to break up the tomatoes if they are in rather large chunks
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes
  7. Add the parsley, stir, and serve

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