garden pasta sauce

Grandma's Garden Pasta Sauce Recipe


  • 25 lbs of tomatoes at least 75% Paste tomatoes
  • 4 large green peppers
  • 2 large red peppers
  • 3 large sweet onions
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 2 6 oz. cans of tomato paste
  • 2 cups dry red wine


  1. Wash, peel, de-seed and de-juice tomatoes. *Easily peel tomatoes by placing them in boiling water for one minute and then place them in an ice-water bath for one minute. The skins will easily peel off.  Cut the tomato in half and squeeze out the seeds and excess juice.
  2. Dice tomatoes into small pieces and place in a large stockpot on medium heat. Stirring frequently.
  3. In a food processor, finely chop green and red peppers, onions, and garlic. Add to stockpot.
  4. Mix in remaining ingredients and heat until boiling. Reduce and simmer until mixture reduces by 25% or to desired thickness.
  5. Let cool and freeze in freezer safe container or process in pressure canner (leaving 1/2 inch of headspace) at 10lbs of pressure for 25 minutes, adjusting for altitude accordingly.

Recipe Notes

makes approximately 6-7 quarts
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms