Did you know you can freeze tomatoes? I thought it was frowned upon, but I saw (here) the other day that you can totally do it! We got a bag of free tomatoes a few weeks ago that were about to bite the dust, so I threw them in the freezer. Today I dumped them in a crockpot with a few seasonings and by the end of the day I had homemade spaghetti sauce. Voila! It was a little bit runny, but that’s my only complaint. Anyone know how to fix that? I heard that if you make spaghetti sauce from scratch, you are supposed to de-seed them first. Maybe that was my problem.
Anyway, here’s how you do it. (Originally from Superhealthykids.com)
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce from Frozen Tomatoes
- 3 frozen, whole tomatoes
- 3 cans diced tomatoes
- 3 Tbs Italian Seasoning
- I also added a bit of salt to taste
Dump it in the crockpot and cook on low for 5 hours or so. After the tomatoes defrost, the peel comes off really easily. Just peel it off and throw it away.
The tomatoes just break apart and form this lovely mush.
After it’s done cooking, put it in a blender for a few seconds, and it’s ready to go!