Fresh Homemade Tomato Sauce

Fresh Homemade Tomato Sauce

Having a homemade tomato sauce in your recipe book is necessary have for every cook in the kitchen. Perfect for pairing with pasta or rice, a fresh tomato sauce recipe allows for experimentation and creativity. Perfect for date-night when you are trying to impress someone with your cooking prowess.

Serves: 2



Olive Oil

2 tbsps.


½, chopped

Garlic Cloves

4, chopped


½, chopped

Cremini Mushrooms

5, chopped

Hot Yellow Pepper

1, chopped


10, medium/large


1 can, diced


To Taste

Salt and Pepper

To Taste

Parsley Leaves

To Taste, Fresh or Dried


1.     Heat a large pan or pot on low medium heat. Add olive oil and spread to cover the bottom of the pot.

2.     Finely chop onion and garlic. Add onions and garlic to the pot and stir frequently. Cook until soft (about 5 minutes).

3.     Cut zucchini, mushrooms, and pepper into bite sized pieces. Add to pot and stir frequently. Cook until soft (about 7 min).

4.     Wash and prepare tomatoes- cut tomatoes into large chunks, removing cores. Add tomatoes to pot. Add canned diced tomatoes. Add oregano, salt, and pepper to taste. Cover pot, reduce heat, and allow to simmer. Check pot frequently and stir to prevent burning. Cook until tomatoes disintegrate (about 1 hour).

5.     Add parsley to pot (chop leaves if fresh). Cook for 5 minutes, and serve over pasta. Enjoy!


Nina Malek


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