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Tomato Sauce

10 Portions

Chopped Tomatoes 400g

Tomato Puree 80g

Onions- Diced 200g

Garlic – Chopped 1 clove

Celery – Chopped 100g

Carrot – Diced 100g

Dried basil pinch

Dried oregano pinch

Olive oil For frying

Sugar pinch

Salt pinch

Pepper pinch


50 Portions

Chopped Tomatoes 2kg

Tomato Puree 400g

Onions- Diced 1kg

Garlic – Chopped 0.5 bulb

Celery – Chopped 500g

Carrot – Diced 500g

Dried basil 1 tsp

Dried oregano 1 tsp

Olive oil For frying

Sugar 2 tsp

Salt 1 tsp

Pepper pinch


100 Portions

Chopped Tomatoes 4kg

Tomato Puree 800g

Onions- Diced 2kg

Garlic – Chopped 1 bulb

Celery – Chopped 1kg

Carrot – Diced 1kg

Dried basil 1 tbsp

Dried oregano 1 tbsp

Olive oil For frying

Sugar 2 tbsp

Salt 1 tbsp

Pepper 1 tsp


  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, add a generous glug of oil for frying and heat
  2. Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic and dried herbs and fry stirring constantly
  3. Reduce the heat and allow the vegetables to sweat in the pan
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and the tomato puree
  5. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for at least 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender
  6. Using a hand blender PUREE the sauce until smooth
  7. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, adding more herbs if required
  8. Add the sugar at the end to counteract the acidity of the tomato, adding more if required
Key Points
  • If you have the space in your freezer making a large batch of this recipe and freezing some would be a good idea as it is used in a lot of FFT dishes
  • This sauce is a great way to hide vegetables within the food served to the children