01 August 2012

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce



Fresh tomatoes straight out of the garden! Don’t worry I washed them J

So if you’ve been following my blog for long you know the hubs and I loooove Italian food. I mean really who doesn’t its delicious! But as most of us love it we eat way too much of it and don’t quit know how to cook it the healthy way! This summer I knew I really wanted to make my own homemade spaghetti sauce I knew I could freeze and have for all winter. Well it’s a good thing there’s a garden growing out my back door with some amazing tasting tomatoes that are perfect for spaghetti sauce making.

This is such an easy recipe. It does take a little longer than I thought but I’m so excited to know I will have plenty of healthy homemade tasty sauce this winter. Honestly I thought it was going to be much harder than it is but it’s not and totally worth it!



Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients
§  10-12 medium size tomatoes (I used medium and small one)
§  1 8oz can tomato paste
§  1 yellow onion, chopped
§  1 red pepper, chopped
§  2 carrots, chopped
§  2 teaspoons parsley
§  1 teaspoon oregano
§  ½ teaspoon minced garlic
§  ½ teaspoon onion powder
§  ¼ teaspoon red pepper flake (optional)
§  ½ teaspoon basil

Preparation
1.       Bring a pot of water to boil. Once boiling add tomatoes, only 3 at a time and boil about 2 minutes then remove with a spoon. Place on cutting board and let cool.
2.       Heat a pan over medium heat and add onion, pepper and carrots. Cook about 10 minutes.
3.       Add all spices to onion mixture cook about 5 minutes.
4.       Once tomatoes are all cooled peel, seed and chop them. Add them to onion mixture.
5.       Add tomato paste and cook on low about 30 minutes.
6.       Place in blender and puree until you’ve got the consistency you want.
To freeze place in freeze safe jar or freeze safe bag and freeze. 



10 comments:

  1. I can't wait to start making our annual batch of tomato sauce. That 's for September here in Toronto. I must say, you did a great job. There's nothing like homemade sauce!

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  2. Oh yum! I love making sauce something about it is just so comforting ..this looks like a great healthy alternative to my heavy meat one! Thank you!

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  3. Like your ideas!!I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Congratulation!!Meriem

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  4. Greeting from Australia. Will love to make my own pasta sauce when the tomatoes season is arriving.

    Your blog is great with all your healthy cookings. Happy to follow you for more :D

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  5. Yum! Love home canned tomato sauce! Great healthy recipe!

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  6. DANG! This looks amazing!!! WOW! I must try this I love spaghetti!!

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  7. Keyona, this looks delicious! Homemade spaghetti sauce is always so much better than store-bought :)

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  8. Gorgeous sauce! Homemade is so much better, less oil and salt.

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  9. I love making my own home made spaghetti sauce this looks great.

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  10. Yummy!! Loving your blog! You are beautiful :-) Xo
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