Italian Tomato Sauce – “salsa di pomodoro”

Italian Tomato Sauce “salsa di pomodoro”

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 pc Onion chopped
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 3 tbsp Italian spices, dried
  • 1 pc Chili chopped, in case you like it hot = “ all'arrabbiata"
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 can Tinned tomatoes or fresh if available
  • 1-2 tbsp Tomato purée
  • 1 dl Red wine
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Chop the onion, chili and the garlic
  • Heat up the olive oil in a pan, when hot add onion and garlic (and chili), let it fry for 2-3 minutes, stir now and then so you don't burn the onion
  • Add the red wine and let it simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add tomatoes and let it cook for a few minutes
  • Add the tomato purée, spices, pepper and salt
  • Let it simmer for about 30 minutes on low temperature. FATTO!


Serve this tasty “salsa” with spaghetti or penne of your choice, don’t forget the grated parmesan cheese and some bred – and a nice glass of red wine of course!
If you want to have the tomato sauce on a pizza, just let it cook without lid for 10-15 minutes or until it get a thicker consistence.

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