Basic Sunday Sauce

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Traditional Italian Sunday sauce is very simple! With a few basic high quality ingredients, you can make a delicious sauce for any type of pasta. This sauce is the vegetarian version of a Sunday sauce with meat. This base sauce is can be used in many different dishes including baked ziti, lasagna, manicotti and so many more.

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Basic Sunday Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • 3 28oz cans San Marzano Tomatoes, pureed
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • Fresh Basil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Olive Oil for the Pan


  • Purée the tomatoes with either an immersion blender or a traditional blender.
    Into a Dutch oven, add olive oil and onion. Sauté until soft. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper and fresh basil.
    Bring the tomatoes up to a boil, stir and lower the flame to low medium. Cook for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.


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