How To Make Fresh Tomato Sauce

This Italian staple tastes rich and delicious but only takes about 30 minutes to prepare.

Cut a 1-inch x in the bottom of the tomato
 Becky Luigart-Stayner

Step 1: Score

Big-flavored tomatoes translate to a robust and rich sauce. We like the plum variety because they taste great year round. During tomato season you can easily substitute other varieties -- just be sure they’re ripe. See tomatoes 101.

To get started, bring a pot of water to a boil in preparation for step 3 (blanching). While you’re waiting for the water to boil, cut a 1-inch X in the bottom of the tomatoes. This will make their skins easier to remove.

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