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Homemade Tomato Sauce

Easy to make tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes and paste.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 45kcal
Author: Ilona


  • 2 tomatoes medium-sized
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 tsp. cane sugar


  • First blanch tomatoes by pouring boiling water on them. Remove the skin. Dice tomatoes and set aside.
  • Melt butter in the saucepan. Add garlic and tomato paste. Cook on low heat 2 - 5 minutes. Mix very often.
  • Add diced tomatoes and cook 5 minutes on low heat mixing often.
  • Add water, salt, pepper, bay leaf and sugar. Cook on low heat covered for 10 minutes. Mix with spoon if needed. Blend with regular blender or immerse blender. 


Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg