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Pomodoro Sauce

Pomodoro Sauce is an amazing homemade pasta sauce that comes together in under 20 minutes but tastes as if it has simmered for hours like any classic tomato sauce. I use one shortcut ingredient that makes a big difference that will save you a good amount of time. Serve with your favorite pasta and you know it will taste delicious anytime.

A fork full of pasta with the Pomodoro Sauce.

Friends, I can vouch and tell you this Pomodoro Sauce recipe is the only one you will need and even pickiest kids can’t say no to this when served with your favorite pasta or in casseroles.

Ingredients needed for making this Pomodoro Sauce are assembled on a wooden board.

Reasons to love this Pomodoro Sauce

Most homemade sauces take around 1 hour to make. But not this one: I give you an amazing result in under 20 minutes.

For many sauces you will also need a blender or food processor, but I’ll go straight to the pan.

This is such a fantastic pasta sauce: it is great with spaghetti, linguini, bowtie, rigatoni or bucatini which I love and use (see my step by step pictures). Or as a base for casseroles like my Eggplant Parmesan, Easy Homemade Lasagna, Toasted Ravioli, or Easy Homemade Lasagna

You will love how much flavor this Pomodoro Sauce has and how aromatic the result will be in such a short amount of time.

Side by side view showing how diced onions are fried in butter and then mixed with tomato sauce base ingredients.

What you need for this tomato sauce

Tomato sauce and paste both add a bold tomato flavor. Many recipes use whole tomatoes that you blend in a food processor or blender. I go with no fuss and skip this entire step. You save half of the time and will get a creamy and smooth result which is aromatic and infused with bold flavors.

Dairy free butter and olive oil both are amazing. While the oil adds a great layer of robust and savory flavor, the butter gives this sauce a lot of creaminess and delicate buttery flavor without adding any cream.

Side by side view showing how herbs and vegan parmesan are mixed with the tomato sauce.

I use fresh garlic and onion which provide a great flavor and texture when cooking in sauce.

Red pepper flakes give the sauce a little bit of a spice, really good.

Italian herbs: I simply use dried herbs which are just great and convenient. You have a lot freshness in one mix, yummy.

Vegan parmesan is something you won’t find anywhere else. But after testing, this was so amazing. Cheesy, satisfying and it really provides such a delicious flavor.

Side by side view of the finished Pomodoro Sauce mixed with pasta.

How to make Pomodoro sauce

Wow this Pomodoro tomato sauce is so easy to make.

If you need some pasta, cook them according to the package directions.

In a skillet, heat olive oil and butter. When hot, add the diced onions and garlic and fry everything for about 4 minutes.

Now add tomato sauce, tomato paste, red pepper flakes and mix well.

Continue with also mixing in the parmesan, and Italian herbs.

Finally season with a pinch of salt and pepper and let the Pomodoro Sauce simmer on medium heat for 6 minutes more.

Serve with pasta, enjoy.

Closeup of a pan with the Pomodoro Sauce mixed with pasta.

Leftovers and freezing directions

You can store leftovers for around 5 days in the fridge. Also you can freeze the sauce in small or big batches according to your preferences for up to 3 months.

Tips and tricks

You see I keep the directions really simple and the Pomodoro Sauce comes together fast.

This is possible because I use a combination of tomato sauce and paste. Keep in mind you can use whatever you want: crushed, diced, whole tomatoes, but it will take longer than I claim for the preparation. Also you will probably need a food processor for mixing.

Fresh herbs like parsley are also delicious in this sauce.

Closeup of the Pomodoro Sauce.

Other homemade sauce recipes to try

  • Chipotle Sauce is such a creamy and delicious condiment that goes amazing with tortilla or any chips, vegetables and so much more.
  • Comeback Sauce is amazing with fries.
  • Nashville Hot Sauce is truly the best homemade hot sauce you’ve ever made and tried. Such a versatile condiment.
  • Tikka Masala Sauce is a great all purpose sauce for curries. Just prepare your ingredients and mix with that sauce and you have an amazing curry, yes.

Collage of two pictures of the Pomodoro Sauce with recipe title text.

Taste my Pomodoro Sauce and tag me with your remakes on Instagram and Facebook.

Cheers to this, Florian.

Closeup of a pan with the Pomodoro Sauce mixed with pasta.

Pomodoro Sauce

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Pomodoro Sauce is an amazing homemade pasta sauce that comes together in under 20 minutes but tastes as if it has simmered for hours like any classic tomato sauce. I use one shortcut ingredient that makes a big difference that will save you a good amount of time. Serve with your favorite pasta and you know it will taste delicious anytime.

Ingredients

  • 24 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 Tbs dairy free butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 2 tsp Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup vegan parmesan
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Make sure your pan is hot and add olive oil and butter.
  2. Add diced onions and minced garlic to the pan and cook them on high heat for abround 4 minutes. Side by side view showing how diced onions are fried in butter and then mixed with tomato sauce base ingredients.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add tomato sauce, tomato paste, and red pepper flakes. Combine well.Side by side view showing how herbs and vegan parmesan are mixed with the tomato sauce.
  4. Mix in the parmesan, dried herbs, and season with salt pepper to taste. Side by side view of the finished Pomodoro Sauce mixed with pasta.
  5. Finally let the Pomodoro Sauce simmer on the stove for 6 minutes more.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 663mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g
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