Homemade Tomato Sauce

Ottawa Athletic Club Recipe of the Week

May 8th, 2019

Nothing beats a freshly homemade tomato sauce.  Tomatoes are a very high source of vitamin C and lycopene – an anti-oxidant known to fight breast and prostate cancer. Here’s a quick way to make your own!

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Homemade Tomato Sauce

Prep Time: 10 Mins      Cook Time: 45 Mins       Total Time: 55 Mins


  • 4 large organic or sustainably grown beefsteak tomatoes or 5-6 Roma tomatoes cored and speared in a few areas
  • 3 medium onions halved
  • One whole garlic bulb or 6 cloves
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 mildly hot red pepper like carmen italian
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil to generously coat all the tomatoes, onions, garlic and peppers
  • A good amount of sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs of dried basil


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Place all vegetables in oven pan.
  3. Roast for 45 minutes until everything is really soft.
  4. Drain in a food processor or blender
  5. Add fresh or dried basil.
  6. Blend until smooth.
  7. Store away until your next pasta dish!

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