Classic Freezer Tomato Sauce #SundaySupper

This week we are Saving Summer with #SundaySupper.  I am thrilled to be co-hosting this week with Stacy from Food Lust People Love, couldn’t have done it without you gal!! I have in the past done quite a bit of salsa, pickles, canned tomatoes and a Classic Freezer Tomato Sauce. It is still a bit early for us to be doing all this, we usually do it later in August. So I decided to go to the farmer’s market and pick up some produce just to whip up a delicious sauce. You don’t really need much for this, simple ingredients with farm fresh produce is amazing!! I love going to the farmer’s market and so does my whole family. It is an afternoon outing!!

 

Classic Freezer Tomato Sauce by Noshing With The Nolands

How your sauce turns out really depends on your produce. Sometimes the tomatoes are juicier, the pepper could be sweeter, the onions more potent, but it always makes a delicious sauce either way as everything balances itself out.

Classic Freezer Tomato Sauce by Noshing With The Nolands

Making a larger amount of sauce always is a time saver and you have a delicious dinner ready for you in the freezer. My tip is to freeze the sauce in portions to suit you family in plastic zip bags. We had one serving last night over pasta. I am saving a larger amount to make a fresh pasta, chicken lasagna and have two more bags in the freezer. When freezing them flat they take up no space in the freezer!!

Classic Freezer Tomato Sauce by Noshing With The NolandsI love my fresh herb garden in the summer and it is right at the back door of the kitchen. So easy to grab what you need!! I have tarragon, basil, flat leaf parsley, curly leaf parsley, oregano, thyme, dill, rosemary and two different tomatoes plants. Love them all!!! Fresh herbs should be put in the sauce last and dried at the beginning. To avoid dark blackened bits in your sauce I put them in whole in bunches tied together and the basil by itself and then cook for 30 min. You can then take them out at the end. You have all the flavor from them with no black bits!!

Classic Freezer Tomato Sauce by Noshing With The Nolands Classic Freezer Tomato Sauce for Saving Summer #SundaySupper

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Classic Freezer Tomato Sauce #SundaySupper
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 16-20
 
A classic and simple homemade tomato sauce with farm fresh ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 10 lbs. roma tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil more for garlic
  • 3 white onions, diced
  • 1 each red, yellow, green and purple pepper, diced
  • 3 heads of garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs like basil, oregano and thyme
Instructions
  1. Place tomatoes, in bunches, into hot boiling water for 1 min. Continue until all are done. Gently cut the tops off and peel the tomatoes. Stick your thumb into the underside, away from yourself and into a bowl and squeeze out the juice. Continue until all tomatoes are peeled and juiced. Reserve the juice for drinking if you like, run through a sieve, salt and pepper and chill.
  2. Place onions and peppers into a large pot that is heated with the 2 Tbsp. of oil. Saute until tender. Chop the tomatoes and add to the pepper mixture. Salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 1 hour without a lid, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, slice the top of the garlic off exposing the cloves, drizzle with olive oil and wrap in foil. Bake for 60 min. in a 350 F or until cloves are soft and will squeeze easily out of the head.
  4. Add the roasted garlic to the sauce with a large sprig of basil. Tie three sprigs of thyme with three sprigs of oregano together. Place into the sauce and cook for another 30 min. Remove the herbs when done. Blend slightly with a hand immersion blender if desired.
  5. Let the sauce cool and divide amongst freezer bags. Freeze flat. Use on your favorite pasta or make into a lasagna etc.

Classic Freezer Tomato Sauce by Noshing With The Nolands

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Join the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7 p.m. ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.


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Comments

  1. says

    I can smell the fresh herbs and your tomato sauce right now, Tara, if I just close my eyes and imagine the sunshine beaming down in your garden. What a beautiful color red it is! Thank you so much for co-hosting with me today!

  2. says

    How lovely that you can step into your own (very good looking) herb garden and pick your spices for supper! It really is amazing, Tara, how a few Farmers Market ingredients can simply make a sauce stellar. And yours does look delicious!

  3. says

    What a beautiful herb garden! The tomatoes are at the end of their season here, so I may be able to pick up a big batch of tomatoes to make sauce next week. Last year I attempted to make it for the first time, but added too many extra veggies in that the kids complained it was too healthy. This looks like a better recipe for us!

  4. says

    Definitely an awesome and tasty way to save those summer tomatoes to enjoy in the winter. Thanks so much for co-hosting this event too.

  5. says

    Looks like really delicious sauce Tara!

  6. says

    Your herb garden looks amazing, Tara!!! I also love stepping outside to pick my own herbs. Our tomatoes are all ripening and I’m definitely planning on freezing some tomato sauce. I did it a few years ago and it was wonderful having that sauce in the middle of winter. I don’t know why I haven’t done it since! Yours looks beautiful!!!

  7. says

    First, I love your herb markers … they are so adorable!

    And I also love your tomato sauce … it has roasted garlic in it! I always add garlic to my tomato sauce, but I’ve never thought to roast it … genius!

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. says

    Your garden is incredible Tara! I’m so jealous! Now I just need to keep myself from eating the sauce and get into the freezer. Always my problem when I make some. Thanks for being a great host this week.

  9. says

    You see, thi is a great idea! I always think that I will do something like this when I make fresh sauce but I dont give myself enough time to make more than just what we need for dinner – and freezing the bags flat is such an obvious suggestion but I’m always the one with wonky bags coming out of the freezer! LOL!

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