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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

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Italian herbs
  • 1 15 Oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tsp sugar, honey or agave nectar

Instructions 

    Nutrition

    Sodium: 850mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 2g | Calories: 70kcal | Fat: 3g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 8g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a 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. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

    Comments

    1. Just made this and realized that I shouldn’t have added the salt πŸ™
      I assume the can of tomato sauce I bought should have been unsalted?

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    3. 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.

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

    5. 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 πŸ™‚

    6. 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!

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

    8. pizza…

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    9. 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. πŸ™‚

    10. 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 πŸ™‚

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    12. 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!!!!

    13. 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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