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Recipe for family meals :

Becky's Fresh Tomato Spaghetti Sauce

This recipe has been contributed by Becky who like me loves cooking good food, especially for the family. You can find more of Becky's recipes, as well as finding out more about her, at her website.

This is what Becky said about this recipe:

"I am not a very 'experimental' cook. I mostly follow recipes, but this is one I came up with myself. I like not having to peel the tomatoes and we all think it tastes wonderful. I always use Roma tomatoes from my garden".


4 pounds (2 1/2 quarts) tomatoes sliced in large chunks, I leave the peel on
2 medium onions chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/8 to 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil (I used garlic flavored olive oil)
2 teaspoons salt
4 sprigs parsley, chopped
1 tablespoons sugar

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a soup pot.
  • Add onion, basil, garlic and salt.
  • Sauté until onion is tender, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, parsley and sugar; heat to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for about 2 hours, stirring often.
  • Pour into food processor and process until smooth.

Serve over cooked spaghetti or freeze in meal sized portions. (I used Roma tomatoes, they were very meaty with few seeds, if you use tomatoes with a lot of seeds maybe just squeeze out some of them before cooking)

Makes about 5 to 6 cups