Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Heirloom Tomato Sauce

I was SO excited when i saw these gorgeous, misshapen, awkward-looking heirloom tomatoes from Trader Joe's that i stocked up on a few containers and decided to make a bunch of sauce to freeze it. They make the best tomato sauce and they are so sweet and full of flavor that I literally only use 4 ingredients to make it. There's a few different methods of making this sauce, like broiling/baking the tomatoes but for this recipe I ended up just peeling the tomatoes and chopping them up and sauteing them. This sauce tasted so fresh and delicious!


20-25 heirloom tomatoes

1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

a small bunch of fresh basil

4 garlic cloves

1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)

  • Peel and chop up your tomatoes. If you don't mind the tomato skins in your sauce and don't feel like peeling each tomato just throw them in a food processor and pulse for a couple of seconds.

  • Heat the olive oil and minced garlic in a cast ironed or large saucepan for 20 seconds and then add tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper.

  • Bring to a boil and then cook on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes.

  • If the tomatoes hold a lot of water you may want to cook for longer, or until you've reached the desired consistency. Once there's about 5 minutes of cooking time left, add the chopped basil.

  • Serve over al dente spaghetti and top with parmigiano reggiano cheese, extra basil and a drizzle of olive oil.

  • Enjoy!

Spaghetti with Heirloom Tomato Sauce

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