Easy tomato sauce recipe

Easy tomato sauce recipe from Elegran

dairy free egg free gluten free nut free can make in advance ok to freeze vegetarian low fat
Category Pasta recipes
ServesNot stated
Prep time5 mins
Cook time40 - 60 mins

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1 kg tomatoes (halved)
2 medium onions (chopped roughly)
2 garlic cloves (skinned and sliced)
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
A little wine or water

Handy Hint

This can cook in the oven while it is on for something else. It freezes well and is excellent for using up a glut of tomatoes from the garden or bought cheap in the supermarket. Vary it by roasting red peppers with the tomatoes, and/or add chilli pepper or herbs. This makes quite a large amount but it can be frozen in small quantities. Use some to make beetroot and tomato soup (see my other recipe) or Moroccan meatballs (see my other recipe)


1. Put tomatoes cut side up on a baking tray. Spread onions and garlic on top and season well. Drizzle with olive oil and cook in a medium or hot oven for 40 to 60 minutes (depending on what else you have in the oven at the same time).
2. It does not matter if some of it gets a bit brown, that just deepens the flavour.
3. Cool slightly and turn into a blender. Loosen the stuck bits with wine or water and add to the blender and whizz until smooth. Adjust seasoning to taste, and if it looks peely wally, add a little tomato purée.

gransnetter Reviews

From: baubles on Sun 18-Oct-20 19:14:37 Overall rating: 10.0
*Judi45* Peely wally is a Scottish expression meaning pale. Often used to describe children who aren’t looking well.
From: Judi45 on Tue 13-Oct-20 13:01:52 Overall rating: 0.0
Sorry - meant ‘peely wally’!
From: Judi45 on Tue 13-Oct-20 13:00:30 Overall rating: 0.0
What’s ‘peels wally’?
From: Desdemona on Sat 18-Apr-20 16:26:02 Overall rating: 0.0
Sounds lovely and not too difficult (I am trying to get ideas for home cooked meals that are not too complicated!)
From: Elegran on Fri 07-Oct-11 12:33:09 Overall rating: 0.0