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Tomato Passata


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Ingredients

1 litre(s)

Tomato Passata

  • 1600 grams tomatoes, 1.5-1.6kgs
  • 1 brown onion, large
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, (I use 4 large cloves)
  • 1 handful of basil leaves, (I use large leaved sweet basil)
  • 50 grams olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons TM vegetable stock, as per EDC
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 200-300 grams water
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    15min
    Preparation 15min
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Recipe's preparation

    I use this sauce as a base for so many meals - a base for pizza - just spread a little olive oil and then some of this sauce with some chopped garlic and add whatever toppings you please! I also use it for various pasta sauces. For a very quick easy lunchtime pasta, I mix some of this passata with a few tablespoons of smooth ricotta or a handful if crumbled feta and add a pinch of chilli flakes. Heat and stir through pasta (I would use Barilla Conchiglie Rigate for this sauce) with some freshly torn basil. I also use this with my Greek meatballs which are always a hit with my boys.
  1. 1.Prepare your tomatoes, with a paring knife, cut the core out of the tomato and cut a cross in the bottom of each tomato - this will mean that the skins will slip off easily once boiled. (I don't usually take the core out of mine, but you can)
    2. Put the tomatoes in the varoma dish - you should be able to fit 1.5kgs approx at a time. If you are doing more than one batch of tomatoes, second and subsequent batches will only need 10 mins of steaming time.  3.Cook tomatoes 20 mins | Varoma | Spd 2  4. Remove the varoma and set aside to cool (you may want to place a glass bowl underneath to catch any drips)


    5. While the tomatoes are cooling, peel 1 medium brown onion, cut in half and add to TM bowl with peeled garlic cloves and basil. chop 1 sec | Sp 7 scrape down sides with spatula. Chop again 1 sec | Sp 7


    6. Add 50gms olive oil and cook 4.5 mins | Varoma | Sp 2 with the MC off. Once the tomatoes are cool, peel off the skin off and add to TM bow with 200-300gms of water (if you have collected any cooking liquid in the bowl under the varoma from the tomatoes, you can use this as part of your 200-300gms water. I like 2 add 300gns but 200 with give you a slightly thicker sauce). Add 2 tbsp of TM vegetable stock & 2 tbsp sugar. 


    7. Cook 45 mins | Varoma | Sp soft with basket sitting on top to prevent spitting. At the end of the 45 mins, taste and adjust seasoning if need be. If you prefer a thicker sauce you can reduce by cooking for a further 15 mins at varoma Spd soft with the basket on top.


    8. Blend 5 secs | Sp 3. If you want a very smooth sauce, you can blend on a higher speed - be warned though, over processing of the tomatoes will cause the sauce to turn orange. 


    If I am going to preserve this in bottles, I usually put a sprig of basil in the jar or bottle first and then pour the sauce on top. See below for my preserving tips.


     

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Tip

I use this sauce as a base for so many meals - a base for pizza - just spread a little olive oil and then some of this sauce with some chopped garlic and add whatever toppings you please! I also use it for various pasta sauces. For a very quick easy lunchtime pasta, I mix some of this passata with a few tablespoons of smooth ricotta or a handful if crumbled feta and add a pinch of chilli flakes. Heat and stir through pasta (I would use Barilla Conchiglie Rigate for this sauce) with some freshly torn basil. I also use this with my Greek meatballs which are always a hit with my boys. 

Tip - You can freeze this sauce in portions (I always do 2-3 batches in a day) if you want to freeze for pizza, put some into icecube trays so you can take out a few at a time for quickly thawed pizza sauce. You can also bottle it. If you bottle, please follow preserving guidelines, using clean sterile bottles and bottle piping hot sauce into hot bottles.

I generally set my TM bowl of liquid aside after it's cooked and sterilise a 1 Lt bottle and lid in 500 mls water for 12 mins | varoma | sp 2. Then I add hot liquid to hot bottle/jar and seal immediately. Once I've completed all my batches, I boil the jars/bottles in a big pot with water up 3/4 of the side of the bottles or jars for 30 mins on a gentle simmer.  Enjoy!!! For the 'story' beind this recipe, have a read of my blog at www.asliceofvi.blogspot.com.au - you can also follow me on Facebook //www.facebook.com/asliceofvi 


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  • This is a terrific recipe. I lost my copy of it...

    Submitted by JenneAnne on 19. March 2019 - 17:27.

    This is a terrific recipe. I lost my copy of it and have been frantic all day!

    great job!

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  • This was delicious. Even my fussy daughter loved...

    Submitted by dashby on 17. February 2019 - 09:39.

    This was delicious. Even my fussy daughter loved it!Thanks

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  • Loved this. Thank you.

    Submitted by Dani Rutch on 24. January 2019 - 13:25.

    Loved this. Thank you.

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  • Beautiful flavour. Will add less water next time...

    Submitted by Lyon-Fir on 22. January 2019 - 19:28.

    Beautiful flavour. Will add less water next time as well as olives and capers. Even the kids loved it.

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  • Great recipe. I started at step 5 and didn't peel...

    Submitted by Jacqs on 25. March 2018 - 16:15.

    Great recipe. I started at step 5 and didn't peel the tomoatoes. Only put 1 tbls of sugar in and it is quite sweet. I added basil, parsley and rosemary and threw a chilli in for good measure.

    Cooked for an extra 20 mins to thicken. Next time I think I will only add 100mls of water because the tomatoes themselves had a lot of liquid. Mine is more orange colour than red - but still really nice. Smile

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  • Great recipe thanks. Simple and I'll use it again....

    Submitted by Outbeck on 21. March 2018 - 21:35.

    Great recipe thanks. Simple and I'll use it again. I also was too lazy to peel the tomatoes so started at step 5 (wasn't sure how high to blitz it to break down the tomato skin), but the flavour was great. I also went with the 200ml of water and 1 tbs of sugar. I might also lessen the vege stock paste to cut down on the salt a little more. I can see many uses for this. Thanks

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  • Ihad a glut of home grown tomatoes, and have now...

    Submitted by Megsy13 on 19. March 2018 - 21:00.

    Ihad a glut of home grown tomatoes, and have now made this twice! Both times I did not bother with steaming and peeling the tomatoes- I started at Step 5 and just blitzed on a higher speed at the end. The second time I also forgot to add the basil (and some parsley I had growing), so I threw the herbs in with the tomatoes. Not sure if that made a difference,but the second batch was even better than the first!

    I used 1 tblsp sugar and 200 grams of water, but was a bit distracted and left the MC on for a while, so I had to cook about 15 mins longer to reduce the sauce. Lol

    All in all a fabulous base for my pasta sauces!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Love this sauce! Thanks for sharing the recipe

    Submitted by cass7086 on 4. March 2018 - 16:14.

    Love this sauce! Thanks for sharing the recipe Smile

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  • Any idea on how long it will last in a jar?

    Submitted by Cookingupastorm on 25. February 2018 - 18:26.

    Any idea on how long it will last in a jar?

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  • Lovely recipe ..... had excess spring onions threw...

    Submitted by Dotty63 on 5. February 2018 - 19:37.

    Lovely recipe ..... had excess spring onions threw them in with onion and garlic . Put in one and half tablespoons sugar definitely needs to be less . Also only used 200gm water lovely thick consistency. Will definitely use this recipe again for my excess tomatoes. Thank you for the recipe

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  • Great recipe sauce is beautiful. I had excess...

    Submitted by Rose B on 26. January 2018 - 12:26.

    Great recipe sauce is beautiful. I had excess cherry tomatoes so I mixed cherry and large tomatoes.I steamed large times and put the cherry tomatoes in with skins on turned out perfect. This will be a regular recipe for me and easy!!!

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  • sjkpark:yes I’ve made a few times just add the...

    Submitted by dee55oz on 21. December 2017 - 17:21.

    sjkpark:yes I’ve made a few times just add the tomatoes with skins on they blitz up same as when you make paste or sauce

    dee

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  • I'm in love with this recipe. I use passata sauce...

    Submitted by Wiccan Beltane on 10. December 2017 - 18:10.

    I'm in love with this recipe. I use passata sauce all the time and this is so much tastier than the store bought one.

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  • Very tasty sauce. I froze potions for later use. ...

    Submitted by Janni on 3. November 2017 - 21:40.

    Very tasty sauce. I froze potions for later use.
    As per the other comments, I reduced the sugar to 1 teaspoon.

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  • I've made this a few time but the quick way, I...

    Submitted by dee55oz on 3. November 2017 - 12:47.

    I've made this a few time but the quick way, I dont steam or peel just add all to the bowl cook as per instructions and it's beautiful.

    dee

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  • Really, really yummy. So good. Just delicious....

    Submitted by PigensomelskerTM on 2. March 2017 - 15:48.

    Really, really yummy. So good. Just delicious.

    Did drop the sugar to 1tbl and didn't add any extra water- enough juice from the tomatoes, or basil- coz I didn't have any

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  • Made this today with excess tomatoes from our...

    Submitted by Jennifermary on 8. February 2017 - 11:47.

    Made this today with excess tomatoes from our garden. Only used 1 tblsn of sugar as the tomatoes were so sweet on their own. Also took the tip from others re adding 500g water to the bowl to steam the tomatoes. You really should edit and add that information.

    Having said that, this sauce is awesome and will definitely be making again. Adding it tonight to my home made fettuccine. Can't wait

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  • Very nice, thank you. I added

    Submitted by stinimende on 6. July 2016 - 20:17.

    Very nice, thank you. I added a carrot, a bacon rasher, doubled the garlic and used all the herbs that are growing abundantly well in my garden at the moment. I also reduced the sugar to 1tbs. Can't wait to see how it tastes in bolognese and on pizza/ pizza rolls. 

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  • Very nice but very sweet. Is

    Submitted by Marina53 on 22. May 2016 - 12:58.

    Very nice but very sweet. Is 2 tablespoons of sugar correct?

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  • THANK YOU! I thought I was

    Submitted by Kirstygirl on 14. May 2016 - 14:40.

    THANK YOU! I thought I was going crazy.  How are the tomatoes going to cook, but there is no mention of adding water. Very new to Thermomix, and thank goodness for the comments section!

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  • Sensational - will definitely

    Submitted by CheleN on 3. April 2016 - 07:35.

    Sensational - will definitely keep this recipe handy. We had an abundance of homegrown tomatoes so this was perfect. I would suggest though you amend the recipe to include the water quantity to steam the tomatoes.

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  • This is just gorgeous.

    Submitted by spykee on 30. March 2016 - 17:26.

    This is just gorgeous. Adapted herbs to suit my needs, and it's just beautiful! Thank you tmrc_emoticons.-)

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  • Brilliant 

    Submitted by KimWillis on 23. February 2016 - 16:40.

    Brilliant 

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  • Thanks. A lovely flavor.

    Submitted by Curos on 22. February 2016 - 13:14.

    Thanks. A lovely flavor. Really enjoyed cooking it

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  • This sauce is superb. It

    Submitted by kristynpaul on 2. February 2016 - 20:25.

    This sauce is superb. It takes a while but so full of flavour!

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  • My first go at passata sauce

    Submitted by Taggie on 30. January 2016 - 13:34.

    My first go at passata sauce and it smells divine! I used the first batch of tomato from my garden as well as my basil. I have only made a half batch as I only had 800g of tomatoes, but really looking forward to the many, many tomatoes on my plants to ripen so I can make some more of this. Thanks for a lovelt recipe and great detailed instructions!

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  • This is the nicest passata

    Submitted by carolmskra on 14. January 2016 - 13:26.

    This is the nicest passata ever, I could it eat straight from the jar! Recipe very easy too tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This tastes great, reckon I

    Submitted by Jude68 on 3. January 2016 - 16:10.

    This tastes great, reckon I might chop the tomatoes instead of peeling & see how that goes

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  • I made a half quantity of

    Submitted by ceebuck on 9. November 2015 - 23:23.

    I made a half quantity of this passata tonight, and it's currently in two small jars in my fridge. How long will it last in the fridge? Can I avoid freezing it (I have a serious lack of space in my freezer right now!)?

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  • So I joined the community

    Submitted by beautifulbigsister on 4. September 2015 - 12:41.

    So I joined the community specifically to comment on how AMAZING this recipe is. My fave so far!

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  • Perfect result first

    Submitted by cfhell on 13. August 2015 - 10:09.

    Perfect result first time!

    could eat it straight from the jar.

    i added extra garlic the last few times I've made it, just because that's how I like it.

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  • Hi Elisha-Vi, I think it

    Submitted by Cesca2222 on 12. August 2015 - 12:41.

    Hi Elisha-Vi,

    I think it would be a good idea if you can amend the instructions on the recipe about adding 500grams of water to the bowl before cooking the tomatoes in the varoma. im only new to thermomix and had no idea.. I cant wait to try your recipe.

     

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  • Has anyone tried not peeling

    Submitted by sjkpark on 16. July 2015 - 19:00.

    Has anyone tried not peeling tomato skin?  Its delicious btw  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Dissapointed - A few things

    Submitted by Ky-Ote on 5. July 2015 - 14:44.

    Dissapointed - A few things don't add up with this recipe. 

    1.  How can you cook/steam the tomatoes without water? 

    After failing here, I read all the comments to see if anyone else failed here.

    2.  Cooking time is 15 minutes?  You have to cook the tomatoes for 20 minutes for a start!

    I haven't had my Thermomix very long, I am still learning about these methods.  I am still in the process of making this sauce, so far 40 minutes......only just finally started steaming the tomatoes after a few attempts, so I hope mine eventually turns out OK. 

    So much for Thermomix saving you time!

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  • Absolutely Delicious! Made

    Submitted by Lissie85 on 27. March 2015 - 21:02.

    Absolutely Delicious! Made this to put in a porcupines recipe and the kids loved it! I've used the leftovers on pizza as a sauce and I've even caught hubby using it as a sauce. 

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  • Have made and frozen a few

    Submitted by crafty1 on 28. February 2015 - 19:25.

    Have made and frozen a few batches of this sauce. I have used this to make pizza scrolls and sauce for meatballs. Very yummy and a great way to use up my excess of tomatoes

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  • This is fantastic! Made it a

    Submitted by meganzig on 26. February 2015 - 12:56.

    This is fantastic! Made it a couple of times now and is a hit. Thanks for the recipe

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  • I made my first batch last

    Submitted by Stacizzls on 26. January 2015 - 21:29.

    I made my first batch last week as I was given bags and bags of homegrown tomatoes from various people. I followed it exactly and it too was quite orange but tastes delicious! I didn't purée it too much so it was chunky and used only 200gms of water, and it's a great pasta sauce. Very sweet too which my 1yo loves on his dinosaur pasta shapes! I don't know how to keep it red as this is my first time making passata. I loved steaming and peeling the tomatoes though, it was fun and rewarding. 

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  • Just made my first batch, it

    Submitted by Corkys on 23. January 2015 - 13:46.

    Just made my first batch, it is soooooo delicious. I'm now making my second batch, can't wait to make pasta. Thanks for the recipe will reccomend it.

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  • Tastes great. But it's very

    Submitted by Gracie82 on 9. December 2014 - 14:49.

    Tastes great. But it's very orange, I only processed it at the time you suggested! tastes good though!

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  • I would like to try this but

    Submitted by karen21 on 30. November 2014 - 17:36.

    I would like to try this but I am not sure how you mean to sterilise the jar. Do you put the jar in the simmer basket or the varoma???

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  • Just in case you didnt know

    Submitted by Jenny Sullivan on 10. November 2014 - 00:34.

    Just in case you didnt know the varoma lid  makes a great drip tray, just turn it upside down n sit the varoma on top

    Jenny

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  • Smells so delicious when

    Submitted by MoizD68 on 18. October 2014 - 19:37.

    Smells so delicious when cooking. And it tastes amazing. Never buying pasta/pizza sauce again! tmrc_emoticons.)

     

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  • Just made a batch, only had a

    Submitted by kennedyrh on 21. July 2014 - 16:23.

    Just made a batch, only had a lick of the spoon and it tastes yummy, cant wait to try it on pizza, spaghetti......Mmmm

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  • Thank you so much! Off to the

    Submitted by Features72 on 6. July 2014 - 09:54.

    Thank you so much! Off to the markets now!

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  • Hi, yes sorry you need to add

    Submitted by Elisha-Vi on 6. July 2014 - 09:42.

    Hi, yes sorry you need to add 500gms water to varoma bowl to steam the tomatoes. this can then either be discarded, or you can set aside & use 200-300gms of it to add to the rest of the ingredients in the bowl. Hope this makes sense. Cheers EV 

    Elisha-Vi Raso 

    'A slice of Vi'

    http://asliceofvi.blogspot.com.au/

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  • Just a question before I make

    Submitted by Features72 on 6. July 2014 - 09:33.

    Just a question before I make this. At step 3 you say to cook on varoma speed 2 for 20 minutes. I presume I put water in the bowl as well? Does it matter how much? I saw the recipe calls for 200-300g water, but that is accounted for in the cooking of the tomatoes.

    Sorry, but I've not used the varoma bit much at all. Thankstmrc_emoticons.)

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  • My pleasure! I'm glad you

    Submitted by Elisha-Vi on 19. June 2014 - 01:08.

    My pleasure! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I also used to do mine on the stove - it took a little playing with but I'm happy with the result tmrc_emoticons.) 

    Elisha-Vi Raso 

    'A slice of Vi'

    http://asliceofvi.blogspot.com.au/

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  • Beautiful sauce! I have

    Submitted by Meeshstraty on 18. June 2014 - 15:30.

    Beautiful sauce! I have always made my sauce on the stove, NEVER again! This was great! Thankyou for the recipe

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  • Happy happy happy.  I made

    Submitted by Channy84 on 16. June 2014 - 10:22.

    Happy happy happy. 

    I made this sauce/ passata early this morning. I choose to only add 200 grms of water as we prefer a thick sauce. Also I added 4 more large cloves of garlic. Turned out beautifully. 

    Cant wait to make my spinach and ricotta cannelloni With my own passata  Cooking 6

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