Pasta Sauce

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I made this sauce mostly from home grown tomatoes. My sauce wasn’t as thick as I like so I added some tomato paste that I purchased from the store. I basically use this sauce for all my tomato based recipes and just change up the seasonings I add to it. Next gardening season I hope to explore making tomato paste and growing a more sauce related tomato. I also plan on harvesting and making my own Italian seasoning.



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Pasta Sauce

This is a versatile sauce that can be seasoned for all kinds of recipes that calls for a tomato base sauce. I used tomatoes that I harvested from my garden to make the tomato sauce. You can leave out the Italian seasoning and garlic and season the sauce to your preference. I use this same sauce for my chili. I haven't tried making my own tomato paste, so I used store bought.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Sauces
Main Ingredient: tomato
Total Cook Time: 30 to 60 minutes
Keyword: tomato, pasta sauce,, tomatoes
Servings: 12 half cups
Calories: 18kcal

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Author: Cheryl Deig


1 sauce pan
measuring spoons
1 cup
1 whisk


  • 3 cups tomato sauce I used tomato sauce that I put in the freezer.
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 to 2 cups water add 1 cup if you like a thinner sauce, add more water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt I usually use no to very little salt. you can season to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic you can add 1 Tablespoon of fresh minced garlic if you prefer.


  • add tomato sauce, tomato paste and water together in a saucepan and whisk together over medium heat.
  • When they are combined, whisk in the remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • your pasta sauce is now ready to add pasta and meat.


Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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Author: Cheryl Deig

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