How to Make Tomato Sauce from Fresh Tomatoes

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How to Make Tomato Sauce from Fresh Tomatoes

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture figures, tomatoes including the tomato sauce are the second most-consumed vegetable and the third largest vegetable cash crop in the U.S.

How Tomato Sauce is Made in a Simple Way

Tomato sauce, a part and parcel of the kitchen, is one of the ubiquitously inexpensive cuisines of the world. Tomato sauce is very delectable and made with onions, garlic, olive oil, tomatoes, bay leaves, and seasonings. I will prefer the simple sauce that excludes the labor-intensive blanching, peeling, seeding and featuring of more traditional sauces.

What Sort of Tomatoes are Used to Make Tomato Sauce

You can preferably use fresh tomatoes to make tomato sauce. Tomatoes like Marzano have a sweet flavor and low acidity and they are fleshier than other tomatoes. Additionally, it’s easier to peel the skin and low seed count, which features all good qualities for making a good and juicy sauce.

This sauce will excel those name brands in terms of taste, texture, and color.

Here are easy and yummy sauce ingredients:

 Must-have Ingredients to Make Tomato Sauce

  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 5-6 lbs tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon neatly ground black pepper
  • 1 whole clove
  • Add all ingredients to list

Directions to Make Tomato Sauce

If you use preferably paste tomatoes which have less water content and fewer seeds, your paste will come together faster and easier.

For a delectable tomato sauce for foodies, here are some useful directions are as under:

1.  Tomatoes Need Boiling Firstly

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  • Preserved tomatoes often need to be peeled. Before making the paste, peeling is recommended.
  • Furthermore, kick off by throwing your tomatoes into a skillet of boiling water for 2 minutes maximally. This will help tomatoes loosen their skins, so you can easily remove in the next step.
  • To stop the cooking process, rinse the tomatoes in cool water, set them aside to cool and drain.

2.  Time to Remove Skin, Stems and Seeds

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  • As soon the tomatoes are cool down, remove their skins.
  • Now you can slice them in half, and scoop out the seeds. Don’t mind in case of missing some.

3.  Sauté the Onions in Olive Oil

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  • Now, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Then add diced onions, bay leaf, oregano, garlic, and salt. Furthermore, cook well while stirring alongside, until onions become soft and translucent about 10 minutes.
  • If you make your sauce spicier, add carrots and peppers to your sauce. Then sauté them with the other ingredients.

4.  Add all Ingredients to your Onion-Garlic Mixture

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  • Additionally, you need to mix all the rest of the ingredients to your onion-garlic mixture. Again, put your skillet on the stove to boil. Then, let the mixture simmer for after reducing heat until the sauce reaches your desired thickness level.
  • Moreover, the cooking process will take at least 2-3 hours; otherwise, it could be longer if there’s a lot of water in your tomatoes.

5.  Your Sauce is Ready to Jar

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  • After the cooking finishes, you need a freezer jar to freeze your sauce which you can serve later on. 
  • Moreover, pour the tomato sauce into a jar and squeeze 2 lemons in the sauce to boost acidity and preserve it naturally.
  • Make sure that the cork or lids are tightly fastened, but you should avoid over-tightening them so that the lids may not pop off their tracks.


Hence, a very tasty tomato sauce can be prepared at home very easily. Additionally, you can enjoy eating it yourself as well as can serve your guests along with various food items.

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