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Basic Tomato Sauce

Prep time
30 mins
Special Diets
Food Allergies
Dairy-free | Gluten-free
Recipe reprinted with permission from Simply in Season © by Herald Press


Can it yourself and save! This easy-to-can sauce can be used for pasta, pizza or any time a marinara-style sauce is desired.


1 onion, chopped
2 clvgarlic, minced
2 Tolive oil
2 carrot, shredded
1⁄2 green bell pepper, diced
2 bay leaves
1⁄4 cfresh parsley, chopped
2 Tfresh basil, chopped or 2 teaspoons dried basil
1 Tfresh oregano, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
1 Tfresh thyme leaves, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
6 cplum tomatoes, peeled and chopped
6 oztomato paste
1 Thoney, optional
  salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add carrots, pepper, and herbs; stir well. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, honey, salt and pepper. Simmer 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf and serve or freeze. To can, ladle into hot, sterilized pint jars to within 1/2-inch of the top, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar per pint to assure acidity, seal with sterilized lids according to manufacturer's instructions and process full jars in a boiling water bath for 35 minutes. Makes three pints.


Allow about 1-hour additional time for canning.