Homemade Tomato Sauce

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for homemade sauce for pasta and meatballs.

  

Cook time: 40 minutes | Yield: 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 small Vidalia onion (about 2 cups), finely diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, juices reserved
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons basil, chopped

Directions

In a Dutch oven heat the oil and cook the onions until soft about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and carrots and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Hand crush the tomatoes and add it to the pot with the juices. Add the basil and bay leaf. Let it come to a boil then lower the heat and let it simmer until it thickens, about 30 minutes.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Tomato Salad

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for heirloom tomatoes and feta with a basil-balsamic dressing.

Tomato Soup

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for a puréed vegetable soup flavored with basil.

Fried Green Tomato Salad

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for a salad of green tomatoes, peaches, almonds and feta in a Balsamic vinaigrette.

Homemade Pie Crust

Paula Haney of Chicago's Hoosier Mama Pie Company shared this crust recipe with Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman on Simply Southern .

Homemade Potato Chips

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for chips made from russet potatoes and fried until golden.

Grilled Flank Steak with Parsley Sauce

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for flank steak cooked on the grill and servied with a fresh parsley, garlic and red wine vinaigrette.

Root Beer Floats With Caramel Sauce

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for a sweet, classic ice cream concoction.

Apple Cider Cake With Caramel Sauce

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for a moist, spicy cake made from Gala and Granny Smith apples and topped with a cider-based caramel.

Lasagna With Squash and Cheese Sauce

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for baked vegetarian lasagna with goat cheese, mozzarella and zucchini.

Smoked Barbeque Sauce

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for Southern-style, smoky barbeque sauce.

On TV

Top GAC Shows

Flea Market Flip

Sundays 8pm | 7c

Living Alaska

Tuesdays 9pm | 8c

Top 20 Countdown

Consult Program Guide

Flippin' RVs

Wednesdays 9|8c

Get Social With Us

Let's explore this country together.