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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe (with tomato) - How to make pasta sauce

Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe
I used to buy pasta sauce from Nilgiris and the brands always differ each time due to stock.So it was always a risky factor for me to a get a new brand each time....And as we make pasta rarely the big bottle I purchase never emtpies and by the time the expiry approaches. So these days I never buy pasta sauce...I go in for either instant white sauce recipes or pesto recipes. So this was the main reason for me to try homemade pasta sauce, though I didnt mean to store it for long due to the current cuts. I just referred the recipe and tweaked it to suit our taste.

Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe

Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sauce | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Tomatoes - 3 medium sized
Onion - 1 small
Garlic - 4
Oregano - 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
Tomato Sauce - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp(optional)
Oilve Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste


  1. Boil enough water and add the tomatoes. Let it get cooked for 2-3 mins till you see the outer skin peeling off. Switch off, cool down and peel of the skin, trim the edges and puree it to a fine paste(no water to be added).Keep aside.
    How to make pasta sauce - Step1
  2. Heat oil, add onion,garlic and fry till nicely browned.Then add the tomato puree.Allow it to boil for 3mins.
    How to make pasta sauce - Step2
  3. Then add 1/2 cup water and allow it to boil for atleast 2mins. Add oregano, black pepper powder,chilli flakes, tomato sauce,salt and sugar. Give a quick stir and allow it reach a sauce consistency.Your pasta sauce is ready.
    How to make pasta sauce - Step3
Cool down and store in a clean airtight container.

My Notes:

  • You can even add red / green bell pepper - just puree it and add it along with the tomato puree.
  • It keeps well for 3-4 days when refrigerated, depends on your climatic conditions too.
  • The above measure can be used for 1 servings for 1.5 cups of pasta for each serving.
  • Adding sugar is purely optional.
  • I loved the chunkiness in the sauce so did not add anything more to my pasta separately.
  • Just toss the cooked pasta, add greated cheese and enjoy your pasta anytime!
Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Awesome preparation...would love to try this sometime...

  2. Awesome.. Perfectly done.. Love the color of it

  3. loved the first Photo Just awesome ya !

  4. You are correct Sharmi. Sticking with one brand here is difficult. After coming to India, I also started to pasta and pizza sauce at home only. Like the colour of the sauce.

  5. You give such clear step-by-step pics. Awesome!

  6. The sauce looks so tempting that I can have just that. Lovely clicks :)

  7. I like pasta sauce with garlic, looks appetizing.

  8. Lovely color. Loved the click with pasta :)

  9. Great clicks.. nice recipe..

  10. thanks for sharing this homemade version.surely i wil try this one:)

  11. Simple and flavorful sauce. Will try soon

  12. Simply delicious..One of our family Sunday favs..The sauce looks mouthwatering..Fabulous clicks..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. Very bright and tempting sauce,love this homemade sauce.

  14. homemade sauces are always better. i also don't but any ready sauces. loved the dark grey and orange combo in the pics.

  15. Though i love home made sauce, the tomatoes we get here in local shops won't be too red and kids won't like the pasta sauce in pale color:-( The aroma which fills the entire house when we make the sauce at home is awesome. Nicely done

  16. It is good to make fresh sauce every time. I really like this simple version of tomato sauce.

  17. Hi Sharmi.. I was just searching for exactly this recipe yesterday as I was not willing to buy the one from store. Thank u so much . Sauce looks Yummy !!!Will try this as soon sa possbile.


  18. A good fresh home made sauce beats all the store bought.. love the colour too!

  19. Love the flavor of fresh sauce, but since we eat pasta a lot I stock on the bottles. Luckily I get the same brand always.

  20. hi sharmilee i cant thank u enough for the recipe...i just made it for my 4 yr old daughter and she is eating it up so happily...she always wanted me to make pasta for her ....its my first my, i followed ur recipe to the T and it came out so well...thank u..keep up the great job!

  21. really brilliant Sharmilee you all recipes just rocks.....

  22. Great Great Great recipes in your block i love it :)

  23. Thank you for this gr8 recipe , Sharmilee . tried it and came out real good

  24. nice receipe
    i tried it and everybody enjoyed eating it

  25. I tried it it was really awesome!! Thank u for the recipe......Keep helping us like this. Thanks again!

  26. This was yet another super duper hit recipe of yours. Used it as Pizza base and the pizza got over even before I knew it. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Thanks a ton sharmilee... made yummy pizza for my special day... surprised hubby with homemade pizza!!! WOW it was awesome... both sauce and wheat base recipe from your blog!!! You rock....


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