Mmm… tomato sauce! If a recipe calls for tomato sauce, there’s a 99.9% chance I’ll love it. Check out these 9 creative recipes using homemade tomato sauce.
When thinking of tomato sauce, most people think spaghetti. Fortunately, tomato sauce goes well beyond your basic pasta — we’re talking chili, meatloaf, chicken Parmesan, pizza and more! Tomatoes not only taste great, but they’re loaded with antioxidants to boost our immune systems. Here are 9 delicious recipes that call for tomato sauce!
Before diving in, here’s how to make fresh tomato sauce. You’ll need about 10 tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Southwestern baked spaghetti
This hot and flavorful dish is certain to spice up your night! Replace the jar of spaghetti sauce with your homemade tomato sauce to make it even better!
Italian lasagna soup
Perfect for fall and cooler weather is our Italian lasagna soup. Switch out the tomato paste and diced tomatoes with your homemade sauce.
Slow cooker black bean chili with lime and cheddar
Anything made in the slow cooker is worth a shot — and this recipe certainly doesn’t disappoint! It’s healthy, hearty and tasty — not to mention, easy!
Easy savory pizza muffins
Pizza in the form of a muffin — what’s not to love? Kids and adults agree that this is the perfect after-school or before-game snack. Try it out for yourself!
Tex-Mex sloppy Joes in the slow cooker
Another easy, yet delicious, recipe involving the slow cooker is Tex-Mex sloppy Joes. Swap out the ketchup for homemade tomato sauce to make them even better!
Chicken Parmesan meatballs
Healthier than traditional chicken Parmesan, these chicken Parmesan meatballs provide the flavor of the classic meal but without the fat and calories.
Baked eggplant Parmesan
We can’t mention chicken Parmesan without mentioning eggplant Parmesan! Try this easy and delicious recipe next time you’re craving Italian.
Baked zucchini combines with mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, carrots and onions to create this dinner masterpiece. Serve with fresh baked garlic bread to top off the meal.
Cheesy Mexican rice and black beans
This can be a side dish or a complete meal — it’s up to you! Substitute the diced tomatoes for homemade tomato sauce to add a little zing!