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Four Cheese Tomato Sauce

A hearty Four Cheese Tomato Sauce recipe to use on pizza, with noodles, on sandwiches or just for dipping.
Categories Sauce
Difficulty Easy
Keyword cheese tomato, cheesy tomato sauce, tomato cheese sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 249 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • 2 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup pecorino cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup provolone grated


  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 5-6 minutes. Add garlic, salt and pepper and cook 1 additional minute.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes, oregano, basil, and bay leaves and simmer covered on low heat for 1 hour or until thick. Remove bay leaves and add the cheeses.
  3. If using a food processor, add half the tomato sauce into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Continue with remaining tomato sauce.
  4. If using an immersion blender (possibly the best device ever!), just blend the sauce right there in the pot.

  5. Season to taste.
  6. If not using all the sauce, allow it to cool completely and pour 1 to 2 cup portions into plastic freezer bags.
Nutrition Facts
Four Cheese Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 212
% Daily Value*
Fat 23.6g36%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 210.8mg9%
Carbohydrates 3.8g1%
Fiber 0.6g2%
Sugar 1.2g1%
Protein 6.5g13%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.