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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 74.9
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 299.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g

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Basic Spaghetti Sauce

Submitted by: HEYBECKYJ

Introduction

This is an easy to prepare basic spaghetti sauce. It is easy to add veggies or meats as you desire. And it's much healthier than the store-bought jars! Be sure to look for cans of whole tomatoes and tomato paste with no added salt.

(Comparison - Most store-bought sauces have 80+ calories and 400+ mg sodium in a 1/2 cup serving. This sauce has 75 calories and 300 mg of sodium in 1 cup serving!)

This is an easy to prepare basic spaghetti sauce. It is easy to add veggies or meats as you desire. And it's much healthier than the store-bought jars! Be sure to look for cans of whole tomatoes and tomato paste with no added salt.

(Comparison - Most store-bought sauces have 80+ calories and 400+ mg sodium in a 1/2 cup serving. This sauce has 75 calories and 300 mg of sodium in 1 cup serving!)


Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 T. olive oil
    1/2 c. chopped onion
    3 cloves chopped garlic
    2 (14.5 oz) cans whole peeled tomatoes with no salt added
    1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce with no salt added
    1 (6 oz) can tomato paste with no salt added
    1 T. dried oregano
    1 T. dried basil
    1 T. sugar

Directions

Makes about 7 - 8 cups of sauce. A serving is one cup of sauce.

Heat oil in saucepan. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is soft.

Drain cans of whole tomatoes. Use blender or food chopper to puree, leaving small chunks of tomatoes. Add pureed tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste to saucepan. Stir until paste is blended.

Add basil, oregano, and sugar. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.

Serve warm. To store, allow to cool and refrigerate in airtight jar or bowl.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HEYBECKYJ.






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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I left out the sugar and added finely chopped carrot instead. This was very tasty and chunky with all the veggies. Threw in some ground turkey and served over whole wheat noodles for a really great dish!! Will make this one again! - 1/3/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe!!! I knew I had a hit when my husband told me no more store bought sauce! - 1/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is wonderful, I use with Spaghetti Squash. Mmmm. - 7/21/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUM!!! - 10/31/08

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  • I don't understand...if this is homemade tomato sauce then why is there store bought tomato sauce in it? - 3/25/14

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  • Try Pomi tomatoes for this sauce- no salt or sugar, comes in strained (smooth) or chopped... Tastes like fresh and an added bonus, packed in cardboard tetra-pak, so no BPA in the can lining!!! - 9/25/13

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  • good luck finding the *no salt* in tomato paste and tomato sauce; I am able to find no salt or low sodium canned tomatoes. - 10/19/12

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  • Tastes better than any store bought sauce I've gotten! I used less than half the amount of basil and used fresh stuff instead. I also added a little Italian seasoning. Will definitely continue making this! Thanks for the recipe! - 7/14/12

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  • Love this! - 4/23/12

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  • good and easy - 8/11/11

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  • Thank you! I have been searching for a better healthier sauce than our regular store bought stuff. - 8/9/11

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  • yum! - 7/22/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very easy to follow directions! I used fresh basil and oregano instead of dried. I think it elevated the flavor even more. Not that it needed it. :-) - 2/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! easy to make and tastes great! Will use again! love the low sodium! - 2/5/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This will be my "go to" recipe...easy, delicious, and everybody here agreed! Thanks for sharing. - 1/15/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks! I have a family of six! - 10/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Perfect! Just what I was looking for. Tastes like what I make and I didn't have to figure out what I usually just eyeball for measurements. Thank you! - 9/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! - 9/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! - 9/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very simple and tastes good to boot. I made it with brown sugar instead of white and just used italian seasoning instead of oregano and basil. - 8/27/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is excellent. we have been making our own sauce for years. This outdoes our recipe by miles - 7/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Yummy! - 10/14/09

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I followed the recipe however this sauce was very tangy and somewhat bitter. Tried adding more sugar to cut the tomatos but didn't help that much. - 2/8/09

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  • This sauce is great! I made it with the spicy low fat turkey meatballs! Great combo! Thanks for posting. This will be made again! :D - 1/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sauce is just great!!! It tastes better than the brand I used to buy at the supermarket. I cut the recipe in half and it worked just fine. Incredible taste. Just as the name says it's a basic sauce so veggies like green peppers and mushrooms or anything else could be added as desired. - 12/8/08

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