Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Print
Simple Tomato Sauce
Total:
1 hr 35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
6 cups
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
6 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, optional

Directions

In a large casserole pot or Dutch over, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add celery and carrots and season with salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and bay leaves and simmer uncovered on low heat for 1 hour or until thick. Remove bay leaves and check for seasoning. If sauce still tastes acidic, add unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon at a time to round out the flavors.

Add 1/2 the tomato sauce into the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Continue with remaining tomato sauce.

If not using all the sauce, allow it to cool completely and pour 1 to 2 cup portions into freezer plastic bags. This will freeze up to 6 months.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Simple Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Simple Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Basic Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Basic Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

On TV

So Much Pretty Food Here