Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 ounces can whole tomatoes with juices
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Combine olive oil and onion over medium heat. Cook until onions start to soften. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  2. Gently mash the tomatoes with your hands and add to the pan with juices. Stir in basil.
  3. Simmer 20 minutes adding water if needed to reach desired consistency. Optional: Once thickened, use a hand blender to blend the sauce to desired consistency.
  4. Stir in parsley. Taste sauce and season with add salt & pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 110

Carbohydrates: 11g

Protein: 2g

Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Sodium: 286mg

Potassium: 413mg

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 6g

Vitamin A: 316IU

Vitamin C: 22mg

Calcium: 73mg

Iron: 2mg

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