Sunday Sauce

This homemade Sunday sauce is so easy to make! We make it on a Sunday, so that we have it for the week to use in pastas and on pizza. The longer you cook this tomato sauce, the richer the flavor. We add a good bit of red wine to de-glaze the pan. That leaves enough for you to have while you are cooking it!


Try this tomato sauce with a few of our favorite dishes!



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2 pints of tomato sauce, one laying down and one open

Sunday Sauce

  • Author: Dina and Bruce Miller
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours or more
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 quarts 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian



Ingredients for Sunday sauce:

  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 9 cloves garlic shredded
  • 3 Tbls Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 7 oz can tomato paste
  • 228 oz cans San Marzano style tomatoes
  • 214.5 oz cans diced tomatoes

Additional seasoning for tomato sauce once cooked down and blended:

  • Granulated garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • Sea Salt
  • Fresh ground pepper



Heat olive oil in a 7 quart pot. Toss in diced onion and sauté until onions are just turning brown. Add in garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add in the Italian seasoning and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the tomato paste and the red wine. Raise the heat to a simmer and cook until reduced by half.

Add in the rest of the tomatoes, cover pot and simmer for 2 hours. After 2 hours, use a large spoon to smash and break up any of the large tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 2 more hours. Using an immersion blender, pulse any large tomatoe piece until desired consistency is reached. Add in a tablespoon of salt and check seasoning. Add in additional italian seasoning, granulated garlic, salt and pepper to taste.





This sauce tastes best when you can cook it “all day”. The longer it cooks, the more intense the flavor. This is the perfect “Sunday Sauce”. Start it in the morning, and allow it to cook all day.

Keywords: Tomato Sauce, Pizza Sauce, Red Pasta Sauce

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Karen Reply

    This is my go-to recipe for pasta, pizza… and I have added it to my repetoire.

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