Can you leave skin on tomatoes when making sauce?

Posted on 24 August 2020

Can you leave skin on tomatoes when making sauce?

Can you leave skin on tomatoes when making sauce? Why yes, you can!

How to make No-Peel Tomato Sauce:

We made some marinara sauce this weekend – just core, slice in half and process the tomatoes in a food processor until smooth. Fry up some diced garlic and onions (and carrots too for sweetness) in a little olive oil, then pour tomato mixture into stock pot and boil down for 30 minutes or so to condense. Let cool, then freeze in reusable containers or use right away. Yum!

Yeah, that's right: NO need to peel those tomatoes! We like to throw in fresh oregano and basil at the end for an extra burst of flavor, and add salt and pepper to taste. You can even add peppers to this if desired. :)

So next time you have a ton of fresh homegrown heirloom tomatoes, save some time and skip the boiling and the tedious hand-burning tomato peeling – just grind them all up in a food processor and cook them down! That's what we do. This leaves us more time for pickling and gardening and other fun things! ;) 


Can you leave skin on tomatoes when making sauce? Process them in a food processor first.

Can you leave skin on tomatoes when making sauce? Frying up Onions and garlic

 The final no-peel tomato sauce is a thick and delicious flavored marinara sauce that goes great with pasta, or for using for eggplant parmesan, pizza, you name it! 

No Peel Tomato Sauce

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