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Homemade tomato sauce



Homemade tomato sauce

A classic, rich homemade tomato sauce – great with pasta, meatballs or mixed with creamy mascarpone. This recipe makes a big batch and freezes well so you can whip up quick weekday meals. You’ll never buy shop-bought jars again!



  • 2 tbsp oil, ideally olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated or crushed
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • ½ tsp dried oregano, basil or mixed herbs
  • ½ tsp caster sugar



  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion over a low heat for 5 minutes, stirring regularly with a wooden spoon. Add the garlic and cook for a few seconds more.

  2. Add the tomatoes, herbs and sugar and cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.

  3. Stir in a splash of water to loosen the sauce, if needed, and season to taste.



Homemade tomato sauce

Homemade tomato sauce

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