Finsand's Tomato Sauce Recipe - Fresh & Flavorful | Food Recipes

Finsand's Tomato Sauce

Finsand's Tomato Sauce Recipe - Fresh & Flavorful | Food Recipes
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 2 hours | Servings: 6


Finsand's Tomato Sauce
Finsand's Tomato Sauce

Finsand's Tomato Sauce is a classic recipe that has been passed down through generations. This rich and flavorful sauce is perfect for pasta, pizza, or as a base for soups and stews.


This recipe originated in the small town of Finsand, where tomatoes are abundant during the summer months. The locals developed this recipe as a way to preserve the harvest and enjoy the delicious flavor of ripe tomatoes all year round.


How to prepare

  1. Quarter the tomatoes.
  2. Place the tomatoes in a large kettle.
  3. Press down on the tomatoes with your hands or the back of a spoon to release some juice.
  4. Bake at 325°F (163°C) until the tomatoes become a soft pulp.
  5. Transfer the tomatoes to a blender.
  6. Blend the tomatoes until smooth.
  7. Store the mixture in sterilized jars or freeze it.


  • Add garlic and onions for a more savory flavor.
  • Roast the tomatoes before blending for a smoky taste.
  • Mix in fresh herbs like basil or oregano for added freshness.


  1. Freeze in a ice cube trays. I think 2 cubes is about 0.25 cup.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Use firm, ripe tomatoes for the best flavor.

- Be sure to sterilize your jars before storing the sauce to prevent spoilage.

- You can add herbs and spices to customize the flavor of the sauce to your liking.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Finsand's Tomato Sauce over pasta, as a dipping sauce for bread, or as a topping for grilled meats.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making Finsand's Tomato Sauce is to cook the tomatoes until they are soft and pulpy, then blend them until smooth for a silky texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have fresh tomatoes, you can use canned tomatoes instead. Just be sure to drain them before blending.

Make Ahead Tips

Finsand's Tomato Sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, or frozen for longer storage.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the sauce in a decorative jar or bowl, garnished with fresh herbs or a drizzle of olive oil.

Pairing Recommendations

This sauce pairs well with pasta, pizza, grilled meats, or as a base for soups and stews.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store Finsand's Tomato Sauce in sterilized jars in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze for longer storage. Reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Finsand's Tomato Sauce contains approximately 50 calories.


Each serving of Finsand's Tomato Sauce contains approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates.


This sauce is low in fat, with only 1 gram of fat per serving.


Finsand's Tomato Sauce contains 2 grams of protein per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

This sauce is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as potassium and lycopene.


This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free, making it suitable for those with food allergies.


Finsand's Tomato Sauce is a healthy and delicious addition to any meal, providing essential vitamins and minerals without added sugars or preservatives.


Finsand's Tomato Sauce is a versatile and delicious recipe that is perfect for using up an abundance of ripe tomatoes. With its rich flavor and nutrient-rich ingredients, this sauce is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the excitement that washed over me when I first saw this recipe for Finsand's Tomato Sauce. It was given to me by a dear friend of mine, Mrs. Finsand, who was known for her delicious homemade sauces. Mrs. Finsand and I met many years ago at a local farmers market where we both shared a love for fresh and seasonal ingredients. We quickly became friends and would often swap recipes and cooking tips.

One day, as we were browsing through the tomato section of the market, Mrs. Finsand pulled me aside and whispered, "I have a secret recipe for the best tomato sauce you'll ever taste." My eyes widened with excitement as she handed me a worn and stained piece of paper with the handwritten recipe on it. She explained that this recipe had been passed down in her family for generations and was a closely guarded secret. I promised to keep it safe and to only share it with those who truly appreciated good food.

As soon as I got home, I gathered all the ingredients to make Finsand's Tomato Sauce. The recipe called for ripe tomatoes, garlic, onions, fresh basil, and a few other secret ingredients that Mrs. Finsand had whispered to me. I carefully followed each step, chopping, sautéing, and simmering the sauce until it was rich and thick. The aroma that filled my kitchen was intoxicating, and I knew I was in for a treat.

When the sauce was finally ready, I couldn't resist dipping a piece of crusty bread into it and taking a bite. The flavors exploded on my tongue, a perfect balance of sweet and savory, with a hint of spice that lingered on the palate. I couldn't believe how delicious it was and immediately called Mrs. Finsand to thank her for sharing such a treasure with me.

From that day on, Finsand's Tomato Sauce became a staple in my kitchen. I would make big batches of it and freeze it in small portions to enjoy throughout the year. It was perfect for pasta dishes, pizzas, and even as a dipping sauce for breadsticks. Every time I made it, I would think of Mrs. Finsand and our shared love for good food and good company.

Over the years, I have shared Finsand's Tomato Sauce with friends and family, each time passing on the recipe and the story behind it. It has become a beloved tradition in our household, a symbol of friendship, generosity, and the joy of cooking. Mrs. Finsand may no longer be with us, but her legacy lives on in every batch of sauce that I make.

As I reflect on the memories of learning and perfecting this recipe, I am reminded of the power of food to bring people together, to create lasting connections and to nourish both body and soul. I am grateful for the opportunity to have learned from Mrs. Finsand and to carry on her tradition of excellence in the kitchen. And as I sit down to enjoy a bowl of pasta smothered in Finsand's Tomato Sauce, I raise a glass to my dear friend and mentor, whose culinary secrets will forever be a part of my family's table. Cheers to good food, good friends, and the joy of cooking.


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