Italian Tomato Sauce

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

  • 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
  • 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
    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.
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