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Homemade Pasta Sauce

Use those fresh garden tomatoes to make delicious homemade pasta sauce.  You can then pressure-can it to use all year long! #TexasHomesteader

Pressure Canning Pint Jars @ 10 lbs: 20 minutes
Servings 9 Pints
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 30 pounds fresh tomatoes (cooked into sauce with skins/seeds removed)
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons canning salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh oregano , minced


  1. After tomatoes have been made into sauce with skins/seeds removed, chop onions and bell pepper and mince garlic and add veggies to a pan coated with a little oil. Saute the vegetables until soft and add to your tomato sauce.
  2. Stir in brown sugar, salt, pepper and minced oregano. Simmer pasta sauce until it's the desired consistency.
  3. Ladle hot pasta sauce into clean sterilized canning jars and attach canning lids. Can pasta sauce in pressure canner for 20 minutes at 10 lbs (for safety, please follow YOUR canner's directions for your location)

Recipe Notes

NOTE: When canning sauce do not add more vegetables than the recipe indicates. To do so would compromise the safety of your canned product.