Simple Tomato Sauce

Simple Tomato Sauce

Nothing beats this simple homemade tomato sauce recipe. It's easy to make and can be made in batches and then use in other dishes throughout the week. Why not try it with our classic meatballs recipe!


  • 2 Small Onions, peeled & cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1/2 a Fennel, cut into 2 1/2 cm pieces
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 x 400g Tinned Tomatoes, with juice
  • 20g Fresh Basil
  • 3 tbsp Dry White Wine
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Set up the large work bowl with the large chopping/mixing blade. Process the onion, fennel, garlic and oregano until finely chopped.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat, and add the onion & fennel mixture. Cook gently for 5 minutes, until the onions & fennel begin to soften and the oregano becomes fragrant.
  3. Add the tinned tomatoes, basil, wine and seasoning. Bring to the boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  4. Place the sauce into the processor or using your 3 in 1 Hand Blender, pulse 15 times for a rustic sauce or process for 2 minutes for a smooth sauce.
  5. Serve with your favourite pasta.