All-Pasta Sauce

All-Pasta SauceRecipe
Oxmoor House
One taste of this homemade pasta sauce, and you won't be tempted to use the store-bought sauce again! Use in place of tomato or spaghetti sauce all year long.


4 jars

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


11 pounds tomatoes, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
1 1/2 onions, chopped
1 (24-oz.) can tomato paste
1 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup canning salt
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 tablespoons dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
4 (1-qt.) canning jars and lids, sterilized
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, divided


Process tomatoes, green peppers and onions in batches in a blender, add to a large stockpot. Bring to a boil, boil gently for one hour. Stir in tomato paste and next 8 ingredients; boil one more hour. Remove and discard bay leaves.

Spoon into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Add one tablespoon balsamic vinegar to each jar. Remove air bubbles, wipe jar trims. Cover at once with metal lids and screw on bands. Process in a boiling water bath 20 minutes; set jars on a towel to cool.