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Homemade Tomato Sauce

Need a quick pasta sauce but there is none in the pantry? I’m going to show you how to make tomato sauce at home, in the same time it takes to make your pasta dish!

Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword homemade tomato sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 101 kcal
Author ijustmakesandwiches


  • 1 14 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 8 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flake
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil chiffonade
  • To taste salt and pepper


  1. In a small saucepot, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and sweat until translucent.
  2. Add red pepper flakes and toast for 1 minute. Add tomato paste and toast for 2 minutes.
  3. Add red wine vinegar to deglaze the pan. Add canned tomatoes and dried oregano. Cook until sauce has warmed and reduced by ¼.
  4. Blend sauce with immersion blender and mix in fresh basil. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy with favorite pasta.

Recipe Notes

I find that using a tube of tomato paste is a lot easier to deal with than the ones in a can because you can reseal it with a lid. Here is a link for my preferred brand of tubed tomato paste!

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101
% Daily Value*
Sodium 333mg 14%
Potassium 773mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 11g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 12.8%
Vitamin C 31.1%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 18.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.