Basic Spaghetti Sauce

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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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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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