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This recipe creates a hearty tomato sauce made with tomatoes, sauteed onions, garlic and parsley.
Preparation time:
5 min
Cooking Time:
25 min
Ready In:
30 min
Level of Difficulty:

Rich Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Rich Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Posted in: Pasta Recipes
Sat, Jul 29, 2017
5 out of 5 with 15 ratings
Views: 26009


1 quart of ​tomato sauce¾ cup of finely chopped onions2 cups of tomatoes (peeled, seeded, skinned and chopped)1 clove garlic, minced¼ cup (4 tablespoons) of chopped parsleyKosher salt, to tasteFreshly ground black pepper, to taste * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, sauté the onions until they're translucent, about 5 minutes.​
  2. Add the tomatoes and garlic and continue to sauté until the tomatoes are soft, about 10 minutes.​
  3. Add the tomato sauce, bring to a simmer and reduce for about 10 minutes.​
  4. Season with the salt and pepper and serve right away.
Recipe & Photo Credit: thespruce.com
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julia guarino
julia guarino - 2 Weeks ago
Eduardo do I use two fresh tomatoes, or peeled tomatoes in a can?

Hi Julia, I would personally use peeled canned tomatoes, they are better for a sauce.
2 Weeks ago (+0) (-0)
lori vaughn
lori vaughn - 2 Weeks ago
this is just what I am looking to try, will get more tomatoes at the store love that there is no meat

Great Lori, please leave a comment and let us know how it turned out.
2 Weeks ago (+0) (-0)
carolyn bordwick
carolyn bordwick - 2 Months ago
Can you freeze this sauce AND WILL IT TASTE THE SAME AFTER

Tomato sauce freezes well Carolyn, place it in freezer bags and lay the bags on it's side until it freezes.
2 Months ago (+0) (-0)

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