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It seems like we go through gallons of tomato sauce in our house. We use it to make pizza, in pasta, on fish and chicken, as a dip for vegetables and more. I like to make homemade sauce using fresh tomatoes from our farmers' market whenever they're in season, but when I can't get my hands on fresh, I make this version of my sauce with organic canned tomatoes. The recipe is really fast and easy and is versatile enough to use in most of your favorite recipes that call for a red sauce. Best of all, you can have it year round!

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Tomato Sauce (Makes 2 Cups)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 15 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Clove Garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp italian herbs
  • 1 15 Oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Sugar, Honey or Agave Nectar

Preparation

1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat and saute the onions and salt for 5 minutes.
2. Add the garlic and italian herbs and continue to cook for 1 minute.
3. Add the tomatoes and agave and cook for 5-10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
4. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Marie-Helene

    Does anyone know, is there something that can replace the 1 Tsp Agave Nectar? I can't find this in my local grocery store...

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    • Catherine

      You can use honey :)

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  • Holly N.

    How long would this store for in the fridge? I was wondering if I fixed some on Sunday would it make it to Thursday? Love your recipes BTW!!!!

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    • Catherine

      They are good for a week, so you are ready to go!

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  • Jess-N-Piper

    The Weelicious Tomato Sauce is a staple at our house! I made a big batch the other night and froze ice cube tray portion's of it. Don't know why I hadn't thought of it before...It's the perfect amount to go on a serving of pasta for my 13 month old! And talk about easy...Just pop a cub in the micro for a few seconds and your good to go :)

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  • Julie

    I just made a double batch of this and it was delicious. I froze half and served half with homemade meatballs. Yum! Much lower in sodium than the jarred sauce I had been buying, and very quick & easy. Can't wait to make with fresh local tomatoes if this winter ever ends. :)

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  • Brenda

    Can I make this with canned crushed tomatoes instead of tomato sauce? It is what I have in the pantry?

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    • Catherine

      You can use those, but it will be much thinner than the sauce. To thicken it you can simmer it, uncovered, longer until it reduces!

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  • Rachel

    Can I use crushed tomatoes from the can instead of the sauce I want to make it and freeze it for the futur use, thanks :)

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    • Catherine

      Yes you can! Just puree them in a blender or using an immersion blender to get the sauce nice and smooth!

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  • Heather

    Hi, I was wondering about BPA in canned tomatoes. Do you use BPA free canned tomatoes? I can't find BPA free canned tomatoes in Canada, apparently the acidity in tomatoes are one of the worst culprits for BPA leakage which is really bad for infants.

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  • Casey

    Just made this and realized that I shouldn't have added the salt :(
    I assume the can of tomato sauce I bought should have been unsalted?

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  • Radhika

    I liked the recipe.
    Wanted to know , if fresh tomatoes can be used too ?

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