Pasta or Pizza Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes


  • 1 Tbs oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12-14 Roma tomatoes about 1.5 pounds peeled and diced
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs or less Italian herbs
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Bring a pot of water to boil and carefully put the tomatoes in for a few minutes, then drain. This makes the peels just slide right off. Take the peels off the tomatoes. 
  • Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until soft. Add everything else and simmer for 30 minutes. If it looks a bit thicker than you'd like, add a bit of water.