Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

This tomato sauce is so easy and versatile, you don’t need to buy jarred ever again. I made a big batch with meatballs to take camping this weekend, it’s perfect for get togethers or potlucks.

Here is what you need:

1 carrot peeled diced

1 small onion diced

1/2 stalk of celery diced

3 cloves of garlic chopped fine

1 can of whole peeled tomatoes

1 tsp salt

1T dried Italian seasoning

ground black pepper

2T  Half and Half

1/4 cup grated Romano cheese

In a medium sauce pan saute carrot, onion celery and garlic for 3 minutes over med heat until softened. Add tomatoes, salt, Italian seasoning and pepper to taste. simmer on low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up the tomatoes with your spoon. (or longer if you need to, could even throw it in a crock pot on low in the am)

Your sauce should look like this and still be slightly chunky, if this is how you like it, stop here and serve over pasta. I wanted a smoother, creamier tomato sauce so I used the immersion blender to puree ( stop here if you don’t want to add the cream and it is a perfect pizza sauce) and then added the half and half and Romano cheese. This is what it looks like pureed with the cream and cheese. Serve over your favorite pasta, this amount is enough to cover one box of pasta.

 

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