Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce
It's harvest season, and what better way to put fresh tomatoes to use than making a huge batch of homemade pasta sauce! This recipe is perfect to freeze as well, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the flavors of fresh produce even during the winter months! I used fresh tomatoes from my garden, but store bought will work just as great too. Let's get cooking!
Ingredients: 1 Bulb Fresh Garlic
1 Medium Green Pepper or 2 Small
1.5 Large Yellow Onions
16 Cups Tomatoes (I used variety of Roma and Heirloom)
2 Tbs Dried Basil, Oregano, and Sugar
1 Tbs Dried Parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
Optional: Crushed red pepper flakes
Rinse tomatoes and cut them down into smaller chunks. See photo below for sizing.
Using a food processor (if accessible), finely chop onion, garlic, and green pepper into small pieces. If you do not have a food processor, chop with a knife into as small of pieces as you can.
In a large stock pot, heat 2 Tbs Olive Oil over medium heat. Add in your onion, garlic and green pepper. Cook for about 5-8 minutes, until onion turns translucent.
Add in your tomatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil, stir frequently, than reduce heat to a low simmer. Simmer for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Use an immersion blender to mix sauce to a smooth consistency. If not available, you can use a blender but plan to take a little time to mix down the entire mixture.
Let sauce cool. To freeze, I recommend using quart-sized air tight containers or freezer bags. Can also store in an air tight jar in the refrigerator to use within a week of making. Enjoy!!