Homemade tomato sauce is naturally low in fat and calories and is an excellent dietary source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium.
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Feel free to add fresh herbs to this simple recipe of wholesome tomatoes. This is a good way to add flavor if you would like to eliminate sodium. You can also add fresh roasted garlic and chopped fresh onion to sweeten and flavor the sauce.
28-ounce can peeled plum tomatoes
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small white onion, peeled and cut in half
Kosher salt (if desired)
Shaved Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
- Put a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add the tomatoes, butter, onion halves and a pinch of salt.
- Bring to a simmer then lower the heat.
- Crush the tomatoes lightly with the back of a spoon as they cook, stirring occasionally.
- Simmer very gently for 45 minutes, or until droplets of fat appear on the surface of the tomatoes.
- Remove and discard the onion.
Serve over hot pasta with Parmesan and black pepper, if desired.
Serves 2 to 4
Serving size: One cup
Total Fat: 14 g
Saturated Fat: 9 g
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Sodium: 430 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 10 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 2 g