Homemade Tomato Sauce

This recipe for homemade tomato sauce is a basic tomato sauce with few ingredients which goes very well served with meatballs.

It can also be used as the basic tomato sauce for a homemade pizza.

A lot of tomato sauce recipes call for the addition of hamburger meat and other ingredients making it into a spaghetti sauce.

This plain sauce is very good, easy to make, and also great with some parmesan cheese sprinkled over it once it has been plated with your favorite pasta.


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 3 cups canned tomatoes with juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried basil flakes
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  • Add the oil to a medium sized pot over medium heat.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, canned tomatoes, sugar, pepper and basil.
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, add the butter and salt to your liking.
  • Stir well.
  • Ready to be served.

  • This recipe will make about 3 cups of sauce.

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