Video on Making Homemade Tomato Sauce (Kid Assisted)

Roots Tomato Sauce


  • Garden love
  • 4-5 pounds of tomatoes
  • 8 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 4 basil leaves (if desired)

Cooking Directions

  • Clean and wash tomatoes
  • Boil large pot of water
  • Add tomatoes (in batches as needed)
    • Cook for 1 minute
    • Remove and place into cold ice water, skins should start to fall off
    • Remove final bits of skin from tomatoes by hand
    • Cut into chucks (removing as many seeds as possible, the stem, and the core)
  • Peel and cut 1 onion in half (top to bottom)
  • Combine tomatoes, onions, butter, salt into a large pot
  • Simmer on low for 45 minutes occasionally stirring and breaking up large pieces
    • Note add basil with 10 minutes to go
  • Remove onion
  • Remove basil leaves (if added)
  • Serve with favorite pasta