Garden Tomato Pasta Sauce

by | Food

I was shown this way of making pasta sauce by an Italian friend ages ago.  She made it frequently and I remember remarking to her that making sauce was so much work.  She laughed and said watch this.  She took five ingredients and in 15 mins, the sauce was simmering and in an hour, dinner was served.  Easy peasy. I use my garden tomatoes from the freezer but you can substitute fresh ripe or canned tomatoes.  I like to remove the skin from the fresh or frozen tomatoes but that is optional.  The flavour of the tomatoes really comes out in this recipe so I only use salt & pepper to flavour.
  • 1/3 – 1/2 Cup Good quality olive oil
  • 1 Medium Sweet Onion Chopped Up
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 6-8 Medium Ripe Tomatoes (Chopped Up if Fresh, Just throw them in if frozen)
Heat olive oil in sauce pan over medium heat.  Add onion and cook until softened.  Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add tomatoes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Allow to cook for 30 – 40 minutes until the tomatoes are stewed and most of the liquid has evaporated, whatever consistency you like your sauce.   Serve over your favourite pasta. Let me know if you try it and how you like it!! I would love to hear from you. Send me a note, leave me a comment.

Christina xo


“You can buy a good pasta but when you cook it yourself, it has a different feeling.”

Agnes Varda