Hearty Homemade Tomato Sauce

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
The Iron Chef Suzi-Q
Recipe by  The Iron Chef Suzi-Q

“Here is a great homemade tomato sauce which is fairly simple to make. Although it tastes rich, you will be surprised to know that except for the olive oil, it is all vegetables. It truly tastes like one of those sauces you have always tried to make. Sometimes the answer is easier than the question.”

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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  1. In a large pot combine tomatoes, garlic, carrots, bell peppers, celery, onion, parsley, oregano, olive oil and salt. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer on medium heat for 1 hour.

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i rated this 5* only because it is at least a four, and the last review did not do it justice... I added a teensy pinch of sugar, decreased the carrot by 2/3, and added zucchini, yellow squash, extra garlic and oregano, and some basil, and it was wonderful, garden-fresh, and satisfying! Served over penne pasta tossed with olive oil, parmasan, fresh parsley, black and red pepper, and salt. Awesome!



I was looking for a sauce to make with some of the last tomatoes of the season (from greenhouse) that was a little out of the ordinary. This recipe was easy and tasty. Although not one I'd serve over pasta often, I can imagine how good it would be as a sauce for baked chicken and the like. A few changes that I made: I used about a dozen fresh tomatoes instead of canned, omitted the parsley and added tarragon, basil & a bay leaf. I also salted and peppered to taste and added a few teaspoons of tomato paste for more of a tomato flavor.



This was spectacular! The only thing we did different was to use what we loving call the boat motor (aka hand blender)to really blend everything together. As usual with anything tomatoe based, my husband was the one to be impressed. He loved it.

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Amount Per Serving (5 total)

  • Calories
  • 169 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 12.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 298 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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