Make a few batches of this easy homemade tomato sauce; perfect for using on your favorite pasta, pizza, or adding into stews, sauces and other flavorful dishes.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 cups finely diced yellow onion (1 large onion)
- 1 1/2 tbsp finely minced garlic (3 large cloves)
- 1/4 cup red wine (Chianti, Pinot Noir, etc)
- 2 28 oz. cans whole peeled tomatoes
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
- 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 1/4-1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 large bay leaves
- Heat a large pot over medium.
- Add oil and onion and sauté for 8-10 minutes, until softened and slightly browned. Add garlic and continue cooking for a minute or two.
- Add red wine and let simmer for a minute, then add remaining ingredients. Use your hands (or a masher) to gently break up the whole tomatoes.
- Let simmer for at least one hour, stirring occasionally.
- Remove bay leaves. Use an immersion blender to puree the sauce – you can leave a little texture if you'd like. I prefer mine mostly smooth! Taste and add additional salt if desired.
- Store in a jar in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or freeze for up to 6 months.
The higher quality the canned tomatoes, the better. San Marzano tomatoes are our favorite! They're a little pricier, but super flavorful.
- Category: Sauces
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: homemade tomato sauce