Italian Tomato Sauce.

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June 29th, 2009

This tomato sauce is the basis for many italian recipes, the bay leaves add sweetness to the sauce.

Makes three cups of sauce.


  • 10 ripe tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves ¬†finely chopped
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • olive oil
  • salt to season


In a hot pan add about two tablespoons of olive oil and the onions. When the onions are soft add the garlic and saute for half a minute.

Add the tomatoes and bay leaves. When the tomatoes have begun to boil, turn the heat down and simmer for 2-3 hours (or only 30 minutes if that’s all you have). Season to taste.