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Pomodoro/ Tomato Sauce

We all have our own versions of comfort food, but I feel like many of us can agree that pasta is definitely one of the top ones.

Making a good sauce with enough depth of flavour takes ages, so this is one that I make in a big batch and stuff the leftovers in the freezer. When I say big batch, I'm talking a 6-7 litre pot.


  • 2 carrots, diced

  • 2 onions, diced

  • 1 bunch celery, diced

  • 16 x tomatoes, diced

  • 8 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 bottle red wine

  • 2 bunches fresh basil, chopped

  • 1 tbsp dried thyme

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil on medium heat

  2. Sweat the carrots, onions and celery until cooked through

  3. Add the garlic and tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes start to break down

  4. Add the red wine and thyme

  5. Leave for 1 hour on a simmer

  6. Let cool slightly

  7. Blend using an immersion blender, food processor or whatever you have lying around

  8. Season to taste

  9. Add the basil

  10. Add to your favourite pasta

*This recipe is also a great tomato sauce base for other dishes like pizza


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