Simple Tomato Sauce

This is a very easy, classic tomato sauce recipe that I refer to in many recipes. You can double or triple the recipe and freeze what you don’t use for up to a month. I don’t like it to be frozen for longer than that so write the date you made it on a piece of tape and put that on the container before you put it in the freezer. Consider this tomato sauce a base for many dishes. This is an easy tomato sauce to make. You can add more heat to it by increasing the amount of red pepper flakes. I do this when I am making an arrabbiata sauce or Shrimp Fra Diavalo.

Tomato Sauce
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Simple Tomato Sauce

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Sauces and Dips
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta Sauce, Sauce, Tomato Sauce
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 124kcal


  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 16 oz can of Peeled Plum Tomatoes in their juice
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 1 tsp garlic finely chopped
  • 5 leaves fresh Basil chopped
  • ΒΌ tsp oregano (fresh or dried)
  • 1 Pinch red pepper flakes
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Remove tomatoes from can but keep the juice
  • Rinse tomatoes under cold water to remove seeds and put tomatoes back in juice
  • Heat olive oil in pan and add chopped onion
  • Cook until translucent. Around 5 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and saute for 2 minutes
  • Add tomatoes, red pepper, oregano and basil
  • Simmer on low for 30 minutes
  • Puree in food processor


Serving: 1person | Sodium: 164mg | Calcium: 41mg | Vitamin C: 13mg | Vitamin A: 166IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 253mg | Calories: 124kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 11g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 7g | Iron: 1mg

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