Tomato Sauce

  • 10 Portions

    Chopped Tomatoes 400g

    Tomato Puree 80g

    Onions- Diced 200g

    Garlic – Chopped 1 clove

    Celery – Chopped 100g

    Carrot – Diced 100g

    Dried basil pinch

    Dried oregano pinch

    Olive oil For frying

    Sugar pinch

    Salt pinch

    Pepper pinch


  • 50 Portions

    Chopped Tomatoes 2kg

    Tomato Puree 400g

    Onions- Diced 1kg

    Garlic – Chopped 0.5 bulb

    Celery – Chopped 500g

    Carrot – Diced 500g

    Dried basil 1 tsp

    Dried oregano 1 tsp

    Olive oil For frying

    Sugar 2 tsp

    Salt 1 tsp

    Pepper pinch


  • 100 Portions

    Chopped Tomatoes 4kg

    Tomato Puree 800g

    Onions- Diced 2kg

    Garlic – Chopped 1 bulb

    Celery – Chopped 1kg

    Carrot – Diced 1kg

    Dried basil 1 tbsp

    Dried oregano 1 tbsp

    Olive oil For frying

    Sugar 2 tbsp

    Salt 1 tbsp

    Pepper 1 tsp


  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, add a generous glug of oil for frying and heat
  2. Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic and dried herbs and fry stirring constantly
  3. Reduce the heat and allow the vegetables to sweat in the pan
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and the tomato puree
  5. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for at least 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender
  6. Using a hand blender PUREE the sauce until smooth
  7. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, adding more herbs if required
  8. Add the sugar at the end to counteract the acidity of the tomato, adding more if required
Key Points
  • If you have the space in your freezer making a large batch of this recipe and freezing some would be a good idea as it is used in a lot of FFT dishes
  • This sauce is a great way to hide vegetables within the food served to the children