Tomato and Peppers Marinara

Tomatoes and Peppers Marinara

Tomatoes and peppers…what to do? Before I get started with today’s post.  I wanted to mention the change in the comments section. You all know how much I love your comments.Love them!! I try and reply to them all here at Katherines Corner ( sometimes I fall behind) . But the other day I had over 300 and I was so excited. Until I realized  only 7 were actual comments the rest were spam! So now there is  a little box that you have to mark when you leave a comment. I’m sure you understand.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post we have tomatoes..lots and lots of tomatoes.


But we also have peppers, yes, lots and lots of peppers.  What to do? Easy Peazy..time to start cooking! I made spaghetti sauce base, marinara, or what I call “spaghetti starter”  It’s the wonderful rich and delicious beginning of my spaghetti or marinara sauce. Before I add more tomato sauce, mushrooms and meat, etc.I start with this.

I start by sautéing onions and  bell peppers in olive oil with a little basil,garlic and oregano. I toss in a bay leaf or two at the end just before adding the tomatoes.




I remove the skin from the tomatoes by cutting out the stems and placing them in boiling water. When they float to the top take them out carefully and remove the skin.

Then add the tomatoes to the sauteed veggies. Oops,no photo, sorry I forgot, just imagine  those tomatoes in the pot all mixed with the veggies, they look good right? Just cook for about 5 minutes.  Let cool, remove bay leaves and spoon into freezer safe containers.

spaghetti starter katherines corner

I made a bunch to put in the freezer to use in the cooler months when the sweet taste of garden grown veggies is an absolute treat. You can leave the peppers out of this easy recipe and have a basic marinara sauce.

Do you do this? Do you store or can any veggies or fruit for use in the the cooler seasons?

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  1. Tomatoes and peppers are a key part of my diet, Katie. With brightly colored fruits and veggies on your plate you know you’re eating healthy. Have a wonderful day, dear friend!

  2. Your base sauce is basically mine too, but I don’t store or can. Thankfully our grocery store…up to now anyway…always has veggies of all kinds year round. They import some in the winter I think. Gotta be able to have spaghetti sauce or sausage and peppers, right?! ^_^

  3. Looks wonderful! Wish my tomatoes had done half this good! Mine, not so good, too hot this year!

  4. This looks really delicious, and must be very good for you as well. I’m sorry you had all those spam comments. What a pain!

  5. That actually looks quite splendid! Love the bright fresh colors….~Hugs, M

  6. Sadly, I don’t do this, but yours always looks amazing!

    About comment responses, I don’t subscribe to them, because it made my inbox too much to handle for the bloggers who gets tons of comment. When the blogger responds to comments on their blog, in the comments, unless you subscribe, you don’t know what they’ve said, unless you come back to check.

  7. You are lucky to have so many ripe tomatos … ours sort of flopped this year :( Stopping in to say hi from the hop. Hope you can visit soon and return the favor. OH, and let me know if you would beintersted in a giveaway for my book – maybe your bookclub could take it on??

  8. that looks delicious, I love tomatoes. I don’t preserve anything because I don’t know how to and my fridge is too tiny. Maybe when I get a bigger fridge.

  9. This looks so colorful and healthy. Wow I have not ever had spam comments like that. That is crazy.

  10. I love tomatoes and here in NJ we have the best (brag, brag). They are wonderful with onions and peppers.
    It looks delicious!

  11. Jodi Hall says:

    Love this recipe!

    I entered your contest :)

  12. Looks delicious!

  13. Great recipe lovely effort. TFS

  14. I love freezing and canning vegetables for winter use. What a glorious bunch of peppers you have! That sauce sounds fantastic.

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  16. Sounds like a great quick new take on my sauce and one I’m sure my family would like! Thanks! Katherine I always love to visit at your site becasue it is so pretty here!! Take care!

  17. Yum, those tomatoes look incredible. That sauce looks delicious, too. I can’t believe you still have such wonderful vegetables around. Hope you’re having a wonderful week :)


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