Classic Italian-Style Homemade Vegetarian Tomato Sauce


Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
Onion 1 Medium , finely diced
Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm) , thinly sliced
Crushed red chilies 1 Teaspoon
Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon (Freshly)
Thyme leaves 1/2 Teaspoon
Fresh tomatoes 2 , diced
Canned tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Crushed canned tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)
Red wine 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Basil leaves 20 (1 Bunch)



1. Place a deep pot (so that the sides catch any splattering of tomatoes) over medium heat and add olive oil.

Add onions, garlic and crushed chilies to the oil and sauté for 3 minutes

2. Add black pepper and thyme and sauté for another minute.

3. Add canned tomatoes (diced, if you want a less chunky tomato sauce), fresh tomatoes and crushed tomatoes

4. Turn heat to medium low, cover and let cook for at least 2 hours (letting it go for 3 wouldn't kill you), checking the sauce every half hour and stirring so it cooks through evenly

5. Uncover, add salt, wine and torn basil leaves. Let cook for another 10-15 minutes.


6. Use sauce as required or refrigerate until needed.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 120 Minutes
Ready In: 120 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 968Calories from Fat 439

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g76.9%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 3289 mg137.04%

Total Carbohydrates 117 g39%

Dietary Fiber 29 g116%

Sugars 15 g

Protein 25 g50%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet