Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Bottle and enjoy

There are just a handful of store bought bottled tomato sauces that actually taste like the real deal. It’s just as easy to make your own homemade tomato sauce and only requires a few ingredients. This recipe makes 2 quarts and does well in the fridge for 2 weeks or you can freeze for longer. You can also follow canning procedures to keep in the pantry for an extended period.


Homemade Tomato Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 2 quarts

Homemade Tomato Sauce


  • 3-28 oz cans Muir Glen organic whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (can sub chicken broth)
  • 4 tbs Muir Glen organic tomato paste (aprox. 1/2 8oz can)
  • 2 tbs fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 tbs fresh oregano, chopped


  1. Add olive oil to stock pot set to medium
  2. Add chopped onions to pot and sauté on medium for 4-6 minutes or until onions are translucent and fragrant.
  3. Add chopped garlic and sauté for another 3-4 minutes. Be careful not to burn garlic.
  4. Add vegetable or chicken broth to pot and allow to reduce by half
  5. While the broth is reducing, add tomatoes to blender or food processor and pulse until there are no large chunks left.
  6. Add tomato puree to stock pot along with chopped herbs and simmer for 1 hour.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste and allow to cool by submerging stock pot in ice bath in sink.
  8. Once sauce has cooled carefully transfer to 2-quart mason jars.
  9. At this point you can keep refrigerated for 2-3 weeks or follow canning procedures to keep in pantry.
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