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Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

This fresh tomato pasta sauce recipe is the perfect addition to your weeknight meals! This makes enough sauce that you can freeze some and have meals for later! Its the easiest recipe, has a fresh(almost bruschetta flavor). Make this now and have 3-4 meals ready to go!

Course dinner, Main Course, pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy pasta sauce, fresh tomato pasta sauce, homemade pasta sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 18 people


  • 4 tbsp garlic
  • 3-4 tbsp chopped basil
  • 10-12 roma tomatoes
  • 1 pkg chives about 1/3 cup`
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil slightly more if desired
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese more to top the pasta
  • 1 pkg penne (or your favorite pasta)


  1. Put all the ingredients, tomatoes, basil, garlic, chives, olive oil and parmesan cheese in a blender and pulse until it is fine enough for a sauce. You can do this to your preference. If you like chunky sauce, leave it more chunky. If you like it more well blended, pulse until it is at your desired texture.

  2. This recipe makes enough for 3 meals for 6 people. I like to divide the sauce into three jars and freeze.

  3. You can also take one fo the jars to make dinner with right away! Simply put the sauce in the bottom of a large bowl.

  4. Cook your favorite kind of pasta (we like penne).

  5. Cook your pasta until it is al dente. Reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water.

  6. Drain pasta and add directly to the pasta sauce, do not rinse pasta. Pour your pasta water on if needed. Stir it all together.

  7. The heat from the pasta will heat up the sauce and the aromatics will begin to shine. I like to add more fresh parmesan cheese to the pasta. Once it is all combined, you are ready to eat!

  8. If you want to freeze this sauce and use later, this is how I do it: Take it out in the morning and leave in the fridge during the day. If it is still frozen, take the lid off and put it in the microwave for about 1 minute at a time until it is defrosted.

  9. Then repeat the steps above for an amazingly fresh tomato pasta sauce that tastes like you just picked everything out of the garden.

  10. This pasta sauce stays good in the freezer for 6 months or more in a mason jar. You can store in freezer bags, tupperware or whatever you like to store things in.