Italian Style Stewed Tomatoes
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

stewed tomatoes are perfect to munch on or top onto dinner!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stewed tomatoes
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 175 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 5 pounds tomatoes I used San Marzano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped oregano
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add the tomatoes (a few at a time) to the boiling water and cook for 1 minutes. Immediately transfer to the ice bath. Repeat with the remaining tomatoes.
  4. Carefully, remove the peels from the tomatoes and cut into quarters. Set aside.
  5. In a large stock pot, heat the oil over medium/high heat. 
  6. Add the onion and pepper to the pot. Cook until softened, approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the tomatoes, garlic, oregano and basil. Simmer, uncovered for 45 minutes.
  8. Stir in the sugar and continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes or until the desired consistency is achieved. 
  9. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, if desired. 
  10. Place in hot sterilized mason jars, and place in hot water bath, bring water back to the boil and boil for about 20 minutes longer, remove and let cool, re-bath any jars that don't seal.
  11. Alternatively, you can transfer to a resealable container and store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. 
Recipe Notes

This recipe works well with a variety of tomatoes. If using tomatoes with a large core, remove the core and then cut into quarters. Discard the core.

Nutrition Facts
Italian Style Stewed Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.