Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe

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My New Year’s Resolution was to cook more, and I’ve been surprisingly good about keeping it!  Last week, I decided that I wanted to have tomato sauce but didn’t have any store bought stuff in my pantry, so I decided to make my own.  The result?  A surprisingly and delicious tomato sauce!

First off, let me list the ingredients that I used for the tomato sauce:

  • 6 plum tomatoes
  • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
  • basil – about 1/4 cup, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • salt & pepper, for taste
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All the ingredients you’ll need for a simple, homemade tomato sauce

The first thing I did was wash my tomatoes and brought some water in a pot to boil.

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Place tomatoes in boiling water and leave for 7 minutes

I dropped the tomatoes in the boiling water and let them boil for about 7 minutes, until their skin started to peel off.

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Once you drain your pot, the skin of your tomatoes should be easy to peel – like these!

While I waited for my tomatoes to boil, I diced and chopped my garlic and basil and had ’em ready and handy for when my tomatoes were done.


After about 7 minutes, I drained the pot and peeled the skin off the tomatoes and diced them.  You’re gonna get some juices coming out, but that’s a good thing!  Once you finish dicing all the tomatoes, place all of them in a bowl.

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It’s messy chopping these boiled tomatoes, but trust me it’s worth it!

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Once you’ve chopped up your boiled tomatoes, place them in a bowl

Now, take the same pot where you boiled the tomatoes in, and put some olive oil – not too much, just a little bit.  Wait a minute or two until the pot gets warm and put everything in the pot – the diced tomatoes, the garlic, the basil, and the butter.

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Combine the ingredients: diced tomatoes, garlic, basil, and butter.

Take a spoon and mix all the ingredients in the pot, and don’t forget to add in some salt and pepper for seasoning.  As for the heat, leave it on a low heat.  You want the tomatoes to reduce and have a simmering sauce!


After about 10-15 minutes, your sauce should be smelling so delicious and ready to serve.  Serve on top of pasta or whatever your heart desires.  I added some cooked shrimp to the sauce and served it on top of some angel hair pasta.  Yum.

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Homemade tomato sauce with shrimp over angel hair pasta?  YUM.

And that’s my homemade tomato sauce recipe!  Easy, right?  Send us some photos of your sauce/food, I’d love to see them!  And if you have any tips or any food that you wanna have me try to cook, please let me know!

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