Italian Tomato Sauce

Looking for a homemade condiment? Then check out this tomato sauce – perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8
 

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

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  • 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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
670mg
670%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.