As promised, here is our family’s favorite way to use those canned tomatoes, Authentic Italian Pasta Sauce!

 Authentic Italian Pasta Sauce

4 Tbsp. olive oil

1 medium onion, very finely chopped

1 bottle (or lg. can) diced tomatoes

1 lg. can tomato sauce

2 large cloves garlic, minced

1/2 Tbsp. basil

1 1/2 tbsp. dried oregano, or 3 Tbsp. fresh

salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan.  Add the onion, and cook over moderate heat until it is translucent (5-8 minutes).

2. Stir in the garlic and the tomatoes with their juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add the herbs.  Simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Options to add to basic sauce: sliced fresh mushrooms, ground beef, meatballs, olives, scallops, shrimp.

I’d love to hear how you use your tomato harvest.  Please post your favorite pasta sauce or other tomato recipes here.

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5 Comments to “Basic Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe”

  1. Jon says:

    I like the information you have on your website. I have found it to be very helpful and educating. I’ll have to convince my wife to try the tomato sauce recipe. 🙂

  2. Terrie says:

    Thanks so much for the delicious pasta sauce recipe. We love it now and it makes it so easy to throw together when you have all the ingredients in your regular storage supply.

  3. Patrick says:


    I just wanted to write to say that you have a great site and a wonderful resource for all to share….

  4. kerra says:

    all i can say is ……….

  5. Tracy says:

    I am interested in making this recipe. May I use my fresh tomatoes?I’ve got ten that are ripe and need to be used.
    I know, it may seem like a dumb question but preparing my own foods/cooking from scratch is very new to me.

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