Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade Tomato Sauce

You can't beat the taste of freshly made tomato sauce, plus you can hide a few extra veggies in there for the kids without them knowing!

Prep 10 mins

Cook 1 hour


  • 4 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Celery Sticks, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1600g Tomatoes, chopped
  • 150ml Water
  • Salt to taste

How to:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the vegetables and bay leaf. Stir in the sugar with some salt.
  2. Gently cook for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the tomatoes and 150ml water. Simmer gently for 30 minutes until the sauce has reduced by two-thirds.
  3. Stir occasionally, particulary toward the end of the cooking time, so that the sauce doesn't catch the bottom. If you like your sauce a little thinner, add a splash of water. Serve with pasta, chilli or use as a dip.
  4. It can be frozen to use later or stored in the fridge in sealed sterilized jars for upto 3 months.