Seven Ingredient Tomato Sauce

Seven Ingredient Tomato Sauce

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"This is a very simple recipe to make and tastes great too. This sauce tastes extra good if you add fried meatballs or pork spareribs to the sauce. Another good addition is a can of drained peas, if you like them. Happy eating!"


3 h 10 m servings 91 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 91 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 700 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and cook and stir garlic, being careful not to burn it. Pour in tomato paste and simmer on low for 5 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato puree, pepper, salt, basil and sugar; stir. Cook on low for three hours, stirring occasionally.
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  1. 49 Ratings


Great, simple and easy. I make this in a crockpot and use 3 finely grated carrots instead of the sugar. Turns out great and freezes great.

Yes I just would like to you should definitely use almost a tsp. of sugar to help w/ the acidity of the tomatoes, and to make sure if you are using meatballs and spareribs to cook them for the f...

Great! Easy and just like my nana's. I froze the rest and later used it in cacciatore with peppers and onions and chili so far.

Instead of garlic I use onions. I think the garlic contrbutes to the bitterness which is why sugar is needed. I have never had to use sugar. Make sure you stir the paste constantly so it cooks. ...

The recipe reminds me of my italian friends regular sauce. I added a little of oregano, because the sauce was a little sweet. I also added some italian link sausages. YUMMY!!!!!

This is my favorite tomato sauce and it's great as is! Works wonderfully in lasagna and is delicious on its own.

Pretty good basic tomato sauce. I didn't have tomato puree, so I omitted it. I also omitted the salt. As for the minced garlic, pepper, dried basil, and sugar, I eyeballed it. I also added 1/2 s...

It is a pretty good recipe.not needed and take it out. So is it "7 ingredient" or "9 ingredient" tomato sauce?

Love this sauce! I saute diced onion with the garlic as well. I also add some oregano and bay leaves. So yummy!