Easy Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe

  • Yield : 2 cups (500 ml)
  • Servings : 4-6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 40m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Fat

    19.5 g
  • Cholesterol

    0 mg
  • Sodium

    26 mg
  • Protein

    6 g
  • Carbohydrate

    19.5 g

Easy basic tomato sauce recipe. Very easy and delicious basic homemade tomato sauce recipe. This sauce is very popular in Italian cuisine. Here are Basic Tomato Sayce variations:

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Easy Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe


  • 1/2 cup filnelly chopped yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 28 oz (840 ml) can Italian plum tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Step 1

In a heavy saucepan, saute the onions in the oil over medium heat until soft and translucent. Add drained tomatoes, breaking them up with a spoon.

Step 2

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and cook at a gentle simmer, for 20-30 minutes, or until slightly thicknened.

Step 3

Pass the sauce through a food mill fitted with fine disk, or through a sieve. Season with salt and black pepper.

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