Basic Italian Tomato Sauce

Basic Italian Tomato Sauce

5 from 1 vote
This easy recipe for Basic Italian Tomato Sauce is all you need to turn your spaghetti night into a gourmet affair.
Calories: 400


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 14 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and fry the onion until translucent. Add the garlic and fry for another minute.
  • Stir in the chopped tomatoes, parsley, oregano, bay leaves, tomato puree (paste), sugar, and salt and pepper.
  • Bring the sauce to the boil, then simmer, uncovered, for 15 - 20 minutes until the sauce has reduced by half. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Discard the bay leaves before serving.
Calories: 400 kcal
Carbohydrates: 36 g
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 29g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Sodium: 587 mg
Potassium: 1130 mg
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 20 g
Vitamin A: 1350 IU
Vitamin C: 60 mg
Calcium: 204 mg
Iron: 6 mg
Dishes Sauces
Cuisine Italian
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