Learn how to make tomato sauce from crushed tomatoes for pizza or pasta. It takes about 30 minutes when you start with canned crushed tomatoes. Use this easy homemade tomato sauce recipe for spaghetti sauce, or to make pizza sauce from scratch. Once you learn how to make tomato sauce from canned crushed tomatoes, you won’t need to buy the premade stuff again. Ready to simmer?
Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 107 kcal
crushed, San Marzano
medium yellow onion
red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
In a large and deep saucepan on medium heat, combine the crushed tomatoes, garlic, onion, olive oil, oregano, parsley and red pepper flakes. Stir together.
Once the sauce begins to boil, turn the heat down to medium-low. Stir every few minutes while the sauce simmers without a lid for 30 minutes.
Once the sauce is done, turn off heat, remove bay leaf, and add salt and pepper if desired. Add fresh basil and cover the sauce with a lid until serving.
How far in advance can you make tomato sauce? Make tomato sauce 3-4 days in advance.
Try this tasty pasta sprinkle instead of the herbs recommended.
As an alternative to diced onions, put half an onion directly in the sauce while it simmers. Take it out when sauce is done. The flavor will be there without the chunks of onion.
Make tomato sauce smooth with a traditional blender, handheld immersion blender , or manually with a sieve .
Store leftover homemade tomato sauce in snapping lid containers in the fridge for three days, or in the freezer for up to three months.
Thaw frozen tomato sauce overnight, or in a saucepan on medium-low heat.
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Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value* Fat 7g 11% Saturated Fat 1g 6% Sodium 13mg 1% Potassium 490mg 14% Carbohydrates 10g 3% Fiber 3g 13% Sugar 6g 7%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1725IU 35% Vitamin C 29mg 35% Calcium 27mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.