Sauces, Dressings, Condiments, Creams: Sauces, Gravy and Condiments: Italian Tomato Sauce

An authentic Italian sauce perfect as an accompaniment to meats, vegetables or pasta dishes.

Author: CalorieKing
Date: June 15, 2011

Serves: 5 person(s)
Yield: 5 x ½ cup servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 2 hrs


    4 medium onions, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    400 g canned tomatoes, chopped
    1/2 cup tomato paste
    1/2 cup water
    1/4 tsp table salt
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    2 Tbsp canola oil


    In a heavy-based saucepan, fry the onion and garlic in oil until

    Add chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, water, salt, and black pepper.

    Simmer on very low heat for two hours, stirring frequently.

Microwave Directions:

    Cook onions and garlic in oil in a covered microwave dish on HIGH for 4 minutes.

    Add chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, water, salt, and black pepper.

    Cover and cook on MEDIUM LOW for 45 minutes.


    Ham, mushrooms or olives can be added to vary the sauce when used in pasta dishes.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:139 cals
Kilojoules:578 kJ
Fat:6.5 g
Carbohydrates:20.0 g
Protein:2.3 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:312 mg
Saturated Fat:0.6 g
Fiber:2.3 g
Calcium:55.0 mg
Total Sugars:9.8 g

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