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Hand-Crushed Pomodoro Sauce

Hand-Crushed Pomodoro Sauce

Balance of texture and sweet, slightly acidic tomatoes.  This sauce is a staple base for all your Italian food dreams!
Course Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy pomodoro sauce, hand crushed tomato sauce, restaurant style tomato sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2 quarts
Calories 667kcal
Author Lauren


  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion small dice
  • 5 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot peeled and quartered
  • 6 leaves fresh basil
  • 3 28-ounce cans San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 cup white wine
  • salt and pepper


  • In a separate bowl, hand squeeze each tomato breaking it apart.  Run your fingers through to ensure tomatoes have been broken into smaller pieces.  Set aside.
  • In a heavy-bottom sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Sauté onions until they begin to sweat, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and carrots, sauté an additional 3 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pan with white wine and cook 1 minute longer.  Add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently.  Once sauce comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes until sauce has thickened.
  • Remove carrots, let cool and store.


Calories: 667kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1738mg | Potassium: 2554mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 7488IU | Vitamin C: 120mg | Calcium: 421mg | Iron: 12mg