Homemade Pasta Sauce


1/2 Onion, diced
2 Garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
28 32 oz can of whole peeled tomatoes
6 oz can tomato paste
18 ounces water
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 tablespoons sugar (depending on acidity of tomatoes)
4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter


On low heat sauté onion for a couple of minutes
Add garlic & parsley, continue to sauté for another few minutes without letting garlic burn
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, using two sets of tongs pull apart the whole peeled tomatoes
Reduce heat and let simmer for 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes


Total cook & prep time: 2 hours 30 minutes, but well worth the wait. Pasta sauce can be frozen & defrosted for later use!

A snippet from bottomlesskitchen.com: "Pairs great with sautéed meatballs, sausage, chunks of pepperoni, eggplant/chicken/veal parmesan… always serve with grated pecorino romano or parmesan! PAB triples the recipe by using one 106 oz can of “Nina’s Italian Peeled Tomatoes” which can be obtained from Costco at a very reasonable price."


8 servings


Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:43am

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