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Italian Tomato Sauce

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 1 hr 5 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Looking for a homemade condiment? Then check out this tomato sauce – perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
large cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cans (14.5 oz each) whole tomatoes, undrained
2
cans (8 oz each) tomato sauce
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon fennel seed
1/4
teaspoon pepper

Steps

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper and garlic in oil 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients, breaking up tomatoes with a fork. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 45 minutes.
  • 3 Use sauce immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper and garlic in oil 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients, breaking up tomatoes with a fork. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 45 minutes.
  • 3 Use sauce immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
6%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
6g
6%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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