Cheats Thermomix Pasta Sauce Napoletana Style

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Commercially prepared pasta sauce may never be on your shopping list again once you’ve made my Thermomix pasta sauce! This is a rich passata or Napoletana style pasta sauce.

Thermomix Pasta Sauce

Thermomix Pasta Sauce

Have you ever avoided making something because it seems like too much effort for a product which can be bought commercially? I have always bought ready made pasta sauce and never imagined bothering to make my own.  I was so WRONG! My mind has been completely blown! As a result of this Thermomix pasta sauce recipe commercially prepared pasta sauce may never be on my shopping list again! It is SO good!

I always imagined there would be no real difference in flavour but I was absolutely wrong. This homemade Thermomix pasta sauce is so rich and luscious it tastes like a finished dish. I was literally eating the sauce by the spoonful straight from the Thermomix. Nothing else was needed to complete the Napoletana sauce. Even the colour of the sauce suggests just how different a homemade pasta sauce is to store-bought. I can’t even imagine eating a spoonful a commercial sauce without other ingredients added.

The reason I was making pasta sauce was an unexpected tomato surplus. I had one kilo of tomatoes in the fridge getting soft and squishy and a friend brought me another kilo as a gift. I also had 2 punnets of cherry tomatoes. Now, I like tomatoes but I know I would never finish them all.

5 from 6 votes
Napoletana Sauce
Thermomix Pasta Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This is a deeply flavoured, rich tomato sauce which is made easily in the Thermomix.

Course: Main, Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 99 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
  • 20 g garlic
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 200 g onion cut in quarters
  • 50 g oil
  • 1000 g tomato cut in half with end removed
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp all spice or Chinese 5 Spice
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  1. Place the peppercorns and garlic in the TM bowl. Chop 3 sec/Speed 9.

  2. Add onion to the garlic mixture. Chop 3 sec/Speed 7.

  3. Scrape down the bowl.

  4. Add oil to the TM Bowl. Sautee 5 min/Varoma/Speed 1.5.

  5. Place the halved tomatoes in the TM bowl. Puree 20 sec/Speed 7.

  6. Add sugar, salt, allspice and oregano to the tomato puree. Simmer 40 min/120 degree/Speed 1.5 (MC OUT). Add the strainer to the top of the lid to prevent splatters.

  7. If you want to preserve the sauce add it to sterilized jars and place the topped jars in a large saucepan of boiling water. Allow the jars to boil for 2-3 minutes and then leave them to cool in the water. Once cooled the sauce will be vacuum sealed.

Recipe Notes

Tomato Passata sauce will keep in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts
Thermomix Pasta Sauce
Amount Per Serving (100 ml)
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 298mg12%
Potassium 350mg10%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1040IU21%
Vitamin C 19.7mg24%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Napoletana Sauce

Napoletana Sauce

I also wanted to make a ratatouille for my daughter who has become a vegetarian. Given that I had a surplus of tomatoes it seemed a good time to make this classic French vegetarian dish from homemade pasta sauce. Oh, and the Ratatouille turned out fabulously too, so I will share that recipe shortly.

One of the reasons I’ve avoided making a Thermomix pasta sauce from fresh tomatoes is most recipes tell you to blanch the tomatoes in hot water and peel the skins. So tedious! I promise this is a completely unnecessary step. My sauce pasta sauce recipe is a cheats version. I’ve taken all the shortcuts to keep things simple and let the Thermomix do the work.

How to Use Your Thermomix Pasta Sauce

Over Pasta

Fresh Made Pasta

Fresh Made Pasta

Napoletana sauce is delicious served with homemade pasta, a little freshly shaved parmesan and some torn basil leaves. All the big flavours of the homemade sauce are more than enough to make this a simple and delicious meal.

How to make Thermomix Pizza Dough

How to make Thermomix Pizza Dough

Pizza Sauce

I also reserved some pasta sauce for our pizza night. We recently added a wood-fired pizza oven to the backyard. I’ve previously been using the leggo’s pizza sauce on the homemade pizza bases. After trying the Thermomix pasta sauce on the pizza I will never make pizza any other way. The pizza tasted exactly like my favourite authentic Italian pizza place in Santa Monica. Now I know their secret.

Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce

Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce

Have you noticed I keep swapping the term, pasta sauce, for Napoletana sauce? It seems that this sauce is known by a multitude of names and with even more spelling variations. In our house its known as a pasta sauce or passata but since everyone has a different name I’ve tried to incorporate a few variations.

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19 thoughts on “Cheats Thermomix Pasta Sauce Napoletana Style”

  1. Julie says:

    So easy and delicious

    1. Thank so much Julie, so pleased you liked the recipe.

  2. Tamara says:

    Made this and later cooked up some diced bacon to a crisp, added the sauce and heated that up together. Served it with the gnocchi recipe in EDC…

    Partner called it restaurant quality! I’ve now printed it for future use … Thanks for such a good recipe ??

    1. That sounds awesome!! So pleased you enjoyed it, it would be perfect with gnocchi 🙂

  3. Robyn says:

    If I was to put it into separate smaller jars to preserve, how long will it last.

    1. Hi Robyn,
      If you sterilize the jars and vacuum seal them they will probably last a few weeks in the fridge. I have to admit I never really keep any homemade preserves outside of the fridge as I don’t have faith in my preserving ability.
      UPDATE: I tested a jar of sauce which had been sealed in the fridge for a month. (sterilised and vacuum sealed) It was still perfect!

  4. Vanessa says:

    Hi Julie, which thermomix model is this recipe for? I don’t have temp 120, just 100 then varoma. Is varoma 120?


    1. Hi Vanessa, The TM5 has 120 degrees, for the TM31 just use the temp 100 for making the sauce. Happy Cooking 🙂

  5. Noni Zanesco says:

    Hi there
    If I was to separate and freeze in containers would this be ok …. Uni son and was thinking would be a great chuck in the pot pasta sauce????

    1. That would be a great idea. I usually freeze it flat in zip lock bags as it takes up no room in the freezer. It’s also great to go with Mince for bolognaise.
      Happy Cooking

  6. Christina says:

    I have made this a number of times now – thank you I love this recipe it is so full of flavour.

  7. Terri says:

    Made this tonight with my home grown cherry tomatoes. Absolutely Devine flavour. I was quite surprised it was not tart in any way considering the low amount of sugar added.. I will never buy store passata again 😍

    1. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the recipe! It’s the cooking time which sweetens the sauce. Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know your thoughts 🙂

  8. Kate says:

    Hi. I’m wanting to add baby spinach leaves, would I add this in step 2 or step 6? I ultimately want to use this as a pizza base sauce or would it be too runny for this? Thanks.

    1. Hi Kate
      Thanks for your message 🙂 Baby spinach only really needs wilting so you could add it in the last 2 minutes.
      To use the sauce as pizza sauce add one cup of the finished sauce to 2 Tbs of tomato paste and 1 tsp mixed herbs. Combine 5 sec/Speed 5. Homemade pizza sauce.
      Happy cooking

  9. Felicianna says:

    This is a delicious sauce that is packed with flavour. I make this every 2 weeks and its so easy when it comes to dinner time or snacks for the kids.

    Thanks for the great recipe.

    1. Hi Felicianna
      I’m so pleased you’re enjoying the recipe 🙂 Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know.
      Happy Cooking

  10. Mik says:

    Love this recipe. Excellent to stir through fresh pasta and as a pizza base.

    1. Hi Mik,
      Yes, this is our “go to” recipe for pizza bases and pasta 🙂
      Thanks so much for your comment. 🙂
      Happy cooking

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