Homemade Tomato Sauce from Scratch

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You have not lived unless you have tried a recipe for homemade tomato sauce! There is nothing like making this staple item yourself.

Especially if it is made from garden fresh tomatoes, the taste is incomparable to anything you can buy in the store.

Benefits to Making Your Own Tomato Sauce:

  • You know exactly what’s in it
  • Use high quality ingredients of your choice
  • Add extra nutrition
  • Add herbs and spices for added health benefits

Not only does it taste better, but making your own tomato sauce insures that you know exactly what ingredients are used. You don’t have to worry about additives or preservatives.

You can add the freshest herbs and seasonings, making your homemade tomato sauce extra nutritious with added health benefits. For instance, adding garlic creates an immune-boosting sauce to use in your favorite recipes!

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How to Use Homemade Tomato Sauce

So, what do you use homemade tomato sauce for?

Aside from using it in any recipe that calls for plain tomato sauce, I use this tomato sauce base for a variety of dishes.

Mainly, I use this tomato sauce as a pizza sauce (with easy whole wheat pizza crust) and as a pasta sauce for dishes such as spaghetti and goulash.

 Other Uses for Homemade Tomato Sauce:

Recipe for Homemade Tomato Sauce from Scratch | NaturalFamilyToday.com

Recipe for Homemade Tomato Sauce from Scratch

A few things to consider before making your tomato sauce…

“Try using fermented garlic for a probiotic tomato sauce”

1. When using store bought tomatoes or tomato paste, jarred is preferable to canned tomatoes because of the BPA in cans.

2. When using fresh tomatoes, cut the stem off and any bruises or blemishes before processing.

3. Fresh herbs and spices are preferable but not required.

4. If your sauce seems too watery, add a bit more tomato sauce until you get the desired consistency.

Equipment Needed:

Homemade Tomato Sauce from Scratch


1 quart (32 oz.) canned or fresh tomatoes

6 oz. tomato paste

1 tsp unrefined sea salt (get it here)

1 tsp black pepper

1 clove garlic

1 Tbsp olive oil (get it here)

basil, thyme, oregano to taste


  1. If using fresh tomatoes, prepare them by removing the stem and any bruises or blemishes.
  2. Blend ingredients well in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Store in a non-reactive container (like glass) in the fridge or freezer.

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Vanessa's goal is to help people take steps toward a happier, healthier life. She is the founder of Natural Family Today and Nerdy Millennial, where she also blogs about relationships, career, blogging, college, and issues facing fellow millennials.

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