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Basil Garlic Tomato Sauce - Jam Maker

Print Makes about 2 (490 mL) Preserving Jars
If you are checking out this basil garlic tomato sauce recipe, you get to share our little secret... the Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker can do more than just jam and jelly! We now have these delicious "Secret Sauce" recipes using the Jam Maker, and they were just waiting to be discovered by you. Enjoy this basil garlic tomato sauce today!

Cook time: 30 Minutes

Level of Ease:


Preserving Method:

Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker

You Will Need:

  • 3.15 kg tomatoes (about 21 medium)
  • 35 grams chopped onion (about 1/3 large)
  • 2 1/2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp finely minced fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp bottled lemon juice per jar
  • 2 (490) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands


  1. WASH tomatoes; drain. Remove core and blossom ends. Cut into quarters. Set aside.
  2. SAUTE onion and garlic in olive oil until transparent. Add tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. PUREE tomato mixture in a food processor or blender, working in batches. Strain puree to remove seeds and peel.
  4. ADD tomato puree and basil evenly over the bottom of the Pot fitted with the Stirrer.
  5. PRESS jam button - the cook time will automatically default to 21 minutes. Press (+) add button until 30 minutes is reached.
  6. Press enter. When appliance beeps, place glass lid ont the pot.
  7. THE APPLIANCE will continue to automatically stir your ingredients while it cooks. Stay within earshot of the Jam & Jelly Maker, the appliance will beep again at the end of the process signaling cooking is complete. Press cancel, unplug the appliance and immediately remove Glass Lid.
  8. REMOVE Stirrer using a pot holder.
  9. ENJOY using 1 of the 2 ways listed below.

ENJOY NOW! (Refrigerate up to 1 week)


FREEZE (Up to one year):
  1. COOL to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Ladle sauce into jars. Label.
  2. FREEZE sauce for up to 1 year.

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