Italian Tomato Sauce

Italian Tomato Sauce

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

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:05

Hr:Mins

Makes

 

About 4 cups sauce

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.
Makes About 4 cups sauce

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1/2 Cup)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 3 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 670mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.