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10 Minute Tomato Sauce

by Emma on August 29, 2011

in Dinner,Vegan

Yep. I’m serious. Homemade tomato sauce in only 10 minutes. For realz.

What I really love about this sauce (other than the tomato basil goodness!) is that it basically takes as long to make as spaghetti noodles take to boil.

So it’s like totally convenient. And easy to remember. Not that I’m sort of person who has ever over-cooked noodles before.

Oh no. Not me.

I love homemade sauce because it tends to be a little less thick than store-bought, and thus is perfect for sopping up with bread.

Don’t even get me started on how I love to soak up my leftover tomato sauce with bread. Let’s not even go there today. We have things to do. It’s Monday. You don’t have time for a 15 minute rant on how much I love saucy bread.

But, oh man. I love it. I day-dream about it sometimes.

10 Minute Tomato Sauce, makes enough for 3-4 servings.

Needed: 1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes (get a low sodium kind if you can), 1/4 cup olive oil, 8-10 fresh basil leaves, salt and pepper to taste.

In a blender… uh… blend the tomatoes with their juices.

In a sauce pan heat the olive oil then cook the basil leaves just until they begin to wilt (10-15 seconds). Stir in the tomatoes and continue cooking for 6-8 minutes so that it thickens up slightly. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve over cooked spaghetti noodles.

xo. Emma


Heather August 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm

I love spaghetti and this just helped me decide what to make for dinner! Thanks for the recipe, and I am SO there with you on the bread! Yum!

Elise August 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I love tomato sauce and this recipe looks delicious:)

Becky August 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Oh my goodness! I was just googling how to make tomato sauce. Thanks for reading my mind!

Gaby August 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm

not to mention store-bought sauce is full of chemicals and sodium. there is no excise since your recipe is so simple.


Katie August 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm
Lauren Helen August 29, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Thanks for the recipe!


Grace August 29, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I’m Italian so this is a masterpiece for me haha


Kacie August 29, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Yum. Thanks for sharing this super easy recipe! I love the idea for quick cook sauce. Easy and healthy!


gee August 30, 2011 at 12:40 am

this looks and sounds so good.
love that you did a post of it.. and LOVE that it is super easy.

Julia August 30, 2011 at 1:31 am

Thank you for telling the world how easy homemade sauce is! That stuff in a jar or a can isn’t worth wasting time, money and perfectly good noodles on.

My one sadness about this recipe – where’s the garlic?! I’m Italian, and sauce without garlic is a sad sad sauce.

elizabeth August 31, 2011 at 3:32 am

I was going to ask the same thing! Being Italian… anything without garlic is sad sad! But, of course, it seeps from my pores!

irene August 30, 2011 at 1:36 am

It’s look delicious.. I wanna try :)

Maïlys August 30, 2011 at 3:51 am

My grandfather would say that very often, the most simple things are simply the best. I huess it is proven here!

Katie August 30, 2011 at 4:09 am

This looks super delicious!
I live for dipping bread in leftover sauce. I am totally serious.

Nicole August 30, 2011 at 7:43 am

Great recipe! I love spaghetti with tomato sauce.

Kisses from Hong Kong,

marie-claire August 30, 2011 at 10:54 am

haha i hope all your followers see this and start making their own! im part italian so always make my own sauce its just so much better!! XO

margot August 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

EMMA! i am going to cook this!!!
i haven’t stopped by in awhile, but i’m back so wanted to say hello!!

Jaclyn T August 30, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Mmmmmm…..I have never made tomato sauce from scratch—INSPIRED!

Jessie August 30, 2011 at 3:28 pm

mmm that looks good!!! now that i am finally out living on my own i’ll take all the help i can get in the food department.

krystie August 30, 2011 at 6:13 pm

mmm i love home made tomato sauce. I always add a touch of sugar to mine as the canned tomatoes can sometimes be a little tart.
Looks delish!
x krystie

Candace September 3, 2011 at 1:35 am

You could even save yourself the blender step and get a can of crushed tomatoes…even easier! I just made some tonight…but with tons of garlic and zucchini too :)