Tomato sauce

Classic Tomato Sauce

A rich and flavorful sauce based on fresh ingredients, ideal for pasta, lasagna and many other dishes.
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Gang: Main course
Cuisine: French, Italian
Keyword: Pasta sauce, tomato sauce
Totale Tijd: 2 hours
Porties: 4
Calorieën: 160kcal



  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until slightly crispy.
  • Add the onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are soft.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir well to mix everything. Cook for a few more minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir well.
  • Add the fresh tomatoes (or tomato pulp) and mix well.
  • Slowly pour in the white stock or chicken stock, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.
  • Add the bouquet garni and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer for 1.5 hours with the lid on the pan.
  • Remove the bouquet garni, taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper.
  • Optional: For a smoother sauce, you can now strain it or puree it with an immersion blender.


Calories: 160kcal


  • Add some red wine if desired for extra depth in the flavor.