Come preparare un sugo pronto fatto in casa

How to prepare a ready-made homemade sauce

Preparation time
5 minutes
Cooking time
32 minutes
Total time
37 minutes
Cuisine type


  • 1 litro di passata di pomodoro
  • 4 spicchi d'aglio
  • 6 cucchiai d'olio extravergine d'oliva
  • 1 cucchiaino di sale fino
  • 1/2 cucchiaino di zucchero (opzionale, per bilanciare l'acidità)
  • Un pugno di basilico fresco
  • Pepe nero fresco macinato (a piacere)

For us at Inserbo , ready-made artisanal sauces are an irresistible passion. In this article we share some valuable advice for making delicious recipes at home to vacuum-pack or freeze: ready-made sauces that are simple to prepare and use to offer many delicious dishes whenever you want.

Ready-made sauces: production of the tomato base

The secret of good and healthy ready-made sauces lies in the choice of quality ingredients. Let's start with the tomatoes, the fabulous base of every ready-made sauce: you can choose the classic San Marzano, but also cherry or datterini tomatoes depending on the taste and the degree of acidity and sweetness you want to obtain. The selected tomatoes must be washed carefully, cleaned of any bruises, stemmed, cut into pieces and placed in a large pot. The first cooking lasts about ten minutes and has the function of softening the fruits so that they can be easily processed in a food mill using a disc with medium holes. In this step it is important to eliminate the liquid leaked from the tomatoes in order to obtain a denser and fuller puree.

Ready-made sauce: recipe to customize

Once you have obtained the fresh puree (already perfect for seasoning an excellent plate of spaghetti with basil) it is time to start preparing the sauce to preserve. In a large pot, pour olive oil in a quantity proportionate to the tomatoes used and add the ingredients or aromas that will enrich the seasoning or sauce. The most classic are onion, garlic, carrot and celery pieces, but olives, capers, orange or lemon peel are also widely used. Once the desired ingredients have been cooked, browned or fried, it is time to add the fresh puree and simmer the sauce for about thirty minutes so that the smells and flavors come together and the preparation acquires the classic rich and restricted consistency. Lastly, it is also possible to add spices or aromatic herbs from the garden, first and foremost basil, oregano and marjoram.

Here are some ideas for creating your own recipes (sauces to keep in a jar) :

  • Marinara sauce with EVO oil, garlic and oregano
  • Arrabbiata sauce with EVO oil, garlic, parsley and chilli pepper
  • Puttanesca sauce with EVO oil, garlic, parsley, anchovies, capers and olives
  • Italian sauce with EVO oil, blonde onion, celery, carrot and basil
  • Fresh sauce with EVO oil, garlic, lemon zest and wild mint

Ready-to-keep sauce recipe: freezer or jar?

Once the sauce has been prepared, you need to decide how to store it. The most practical choice is to divide it into portions (single or family) and then freeze it or store it in the pantry. In the first case it is sufficient to use containers suitable for low temperatures, making sure not to overfill them, while in the second it is very important to make sure you follow all the steps necessary to create a safe vacuum-packed preserve, free from dangerous health risks such as the dreaded botulinum (at this In this regard, we recommend that you click here to consult the guidelines for the correct preparation of canned food at home by the Ministry of Health).

Ready sauces: how to cook them?

The practicality of ready-made sauces lies in the fact that to prepare a wonderful first course full of flavors or a second course with an irresistible sauce, simply defrost your preparation or, even more simply, uncork a jar with an inebriating scent. Just heat the sauce in a pot or pan and proceed with seasoning the pasta or cooking meat, fish or vegetables.

If you love the versatility of ready-made sauces but don't have the time or experience necessary to make your own jars at home, Inserbo offers a wide range of succulent proposals made using exclusively selected raw materials and following strict safety protocols: click here to discover our ready-made sauces.

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