Quick Homemade Tomato Sauce

tomato sauce

I’ve got nothing against using a store-bought tomato sauce, as long as it doesn’t contain added sugar, flavoring, preservatives, or the all-mysterious “spices.” If the list of ingredients is clean, I go ahead and use it – it’s a huge time saver, and I really enjoy Rao’s spicy tomato sauce.

Having said that, sometimes I like to make my own quick homemade tomato sauce. It’s ready in 10 minutes, it’s very flavorful, and you can use it in so many ways – the obvious are as pasta sauce or pizza sauce, but you can also use it as a base for shakshuka or for baked eggs; cook meatballs in it; or use it as a topping for bruschetta.

I use the Pomi brand of chopped tomatoes for this recipe. I like this brand because it’s BPA-free, has no added sugar or salt, and also because the Italian tomatoes are sweeter than American canned diced tomatoes.

Tomato Sauce Recipe
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Recipe type: Primal/Paleo, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Italian
Yield: 2 cups
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (26 oz) container Pomi chopped tomatoes, drained (22 oz tomatoes after draining)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 30 seconds.
  2. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, basil and cayenne. Mix to incorporate.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 2 cups; Calories: 383; Fat: 29g; Carbohydrates: 32g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 1178mg; Fiber: 7g; Protein: 6g

Quick Homemade Tomato Sauce

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