This meatless version of homemade spaghetti sauce can be canned for later use in many recipes. Leaving out the meat gives many more options for use, simply brown your meat later add to this sauce and you are ready for the dinner table.
I get asked a lot about what kind of tomatoes are good for canning. If you are making tomato sauce, I’d suggest you use Roma tomatoes. Roma tomatoes are meatier than other tomatoes. They work great when preserving tomatoes as sauce, salsa, spaghetti sauce, ketchup, and more. Another variety great for canning is the Marzano Italian Paste tomato.
Every year I plant several varieties in our garden. One year, I planted some yellow just for fun. I had some space left over in my garden and decided to try something new.
I always include one each of the prolific cherry tomato and pear tomato, just for my boys. These are for eating fresh whenever they want. My son eats them straight from the bush. He loves grazing through the tomato bushes as much as the raspberry bushes…well, almost.