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Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Basic Tomato Sauce recipe? Learn how to make Basic Tomato Sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by quinn_hartly

Makes 8 servings



A basic tomato sauce with onions.

Recipe Ingredients for Basic Tomato Sauce

1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup diced onion
1 tsp minced garlic
4 cups chopped tomato
1 basil leaves
1/2 cup water

Recipe Directions for Basic Tomato Sauce

  1. Heat the olive oil in a 4- to S-quart saucepan over medium heat for about 30 seconds. Cook the onion in the hot oil for about 2 minutes, until they are soft.

  2. Sauté the garlic for about 30 seconds, or until it begins to brown.

  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the tomatoes and basil leaves. Bring to a boil, pour in the water (the sauce will lose a lot of liquid during cooking), and reduce the heat to low.

  4. Partially cover the pan to allow steam to escape, and cook for approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours, until you have a thick, rich sauce. Stir occasionally to prevent bits of the tomatoes from sinking to the bottom of the pan and burning. Season to taste.

Categories

Tomatoes, Appetizers, First Course, Main Dish, Side Dish, Soup, Boil, Simmer, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 95.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
30
Calories from Fat
16
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.8g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
4mg
0%
Potassium
184mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
3.4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
0.7g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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