DIY Homemade Garden Fresh Tomato Sauce

Over the last week as Summer is coming to an end, I’ve been harvesting many bright red tomatoes from the garden.

Since we didn’t have a stellar pepper harvest this year, making Salsa was off the table. Instead, I decided to stock our freezer with garden-fresh Tomato Sauce! We use tomato sauce all the time for things like soups, stews, and chili.

To make the sauce, I used my 8 quart Instant Pot and freezer instead of going through the canning process. I basically cut up the tomatoes, threw them in the pot (with garlic powder, salt, pepper, onion powder and a cup of water), stirred, set the pot to 45 minutes and let it NPR.

Once the Instapot was done cooking and releasing the pressure naturually, I let it cool for a little while longer. Once cool, I poured the tomatoes into my blender and blended till the consistency was what I wanted.

I froze 2 cups per freezer bag. This amount is what your typically can of tomatoe sauce would be so that’s my go-to easy grab and go size.

I’ve made 10 bags of sauce so far and the tomatoes aren’t quite done producing in the garden so I’m hoping I can get a few more done before Fall.