Tomato Sauce Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes - Food Fanatic

Tomato Sauce Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes

    6 Servings


  • 2 1/4 pounds Fresh Tomato, ripe and unrefrigerated (preferably plum)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Flat-leaf Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Garlic, or more if desired
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 pinch of Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 pound Dry Spaghetti, or spaghettini
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese, for serving


  1. Chop the fresh tomatoes and the herbs finely.
  2. Heat the olive oil over a medium heat and add the chopped garlic. 
  3. Stir for a minute, then add the chopped tomatoes, seasonings and herbs. 
  4. When the mixture starts to bubble, lower the heat and simmer gently, uncovered, until the mixture thickens (1 to 1 1/2 hours). 
  5. Whilst the tomato sauce is cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. 
  6. Add the spaghetti and cook - according to the directions on the packaging - until al dente.
  7. Drain the pasta and toss with the fresh tomato sauce - you may prefer to blitz the tomato sauce briefly in a food processor first,  for smoother results.
Fresh tomato pizza sauce photo