Recipe: Healthy, Homemade 4-Ingredient Tomato Sauce

Fewer ingredients, more homemade flavor
4 Ingredient Tomato Sauce

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)

To serve
Shaved Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper

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  1. Put a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the tomatoes, butter, onion halves and a pinch of salt.
  3. Bring to a simmer then lower the heat.
  4. Crush the tomatoes lightly with the back of a spoon as they cook, stirring occasionally.
  5. Simmer very gently for 45 minutes, or until droplets of fat appear on the surface of the tomatoes.
  6. Remove and discard the onion.

Serve over hot pasta with Parmesan and black pepper, if desired.

Nutrition information

Serves 2 to 4
Serving size: One cup

Calories: 180
Total Fat: 14 g
Saturated Fat: 9 g
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Sodium: 430 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 10 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 2 g

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