Classic Tomato Sauce

A rich and flavorful sauce based on fresh ingredients, ideal for pasta, lasagna and many other dishes.
Total Time: 2 hours
Course: Main course
Cuisine: French, Italian
Keyword: Pasta sauce, tomato sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 160kcal



  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and fry until slightly crispy.
  • Add the onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are soft.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir well to mix everything together. 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 clear stock or chicken stock, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.
  • Add the bouquet garni and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and simmer the sauce 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 or puree it with a hand blender.


Calories: 160kcal

  • Add some red wine, if necessary, for extra depth of flavor.
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