Mama C’s Italian Tomato Sauce

Anything housemade is sure to have the wow factor. What I love about homemade pasta sauce is, it looks impressive! With very little effort. Typical pasta sauce is based around a peasant diet from the 1700’s. So most of these ingredients are around my home most days to add flavour to other dishes.


2-4 kilos of Tomatoes. Cut in half

4 Onions, diced

7 cloves of Garlic, minced

4 tbsp Olive Oil

1/2 cup Red Wine

4 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

4 Bay Leaves

Small bunch of fresh; Basil, Thyme, parsley.

2 tbsp Dried Oregano

2 tbsps of Pepper (or 2-3 anchovies… don’t be scared they do the same thing, add salt!)

Good pinch of Pepper

2 tsp of Bi Carb (to make it less acidic)


Fry Onions and Garlic in oil

Once slightly browned add all other ingredients.

Simmer for 2 hours. Be careful not to boil it.

Blitz to your own consistently. We prefer it chunky and organic.

Store in air tight glass jars. Freeze until ready to use.

Simple. Tasty. Enjoy.

Jennifer X