Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe /lower calorie/

Italian Tomato Sauce

By March 1, 2013

A great tomato pasta sauce can be one of your best go-to dinner ideas. Make a batch or two and freeze it in portion sizes that work for you. Use it as is, or toss in some pepperoni, cooked Italian sausage and mushrooms or olives.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 60 minutes
  • Yield : 4 cups sauce



  1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper and garlic in oil 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients, breaking up tomatoes with fork. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 45 minutes.
  3. Use sauce immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.

Use 1 medium onion, chopped (½ cup). Substitute 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained, for the whole tomatoes. Use 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce. Spray 3½- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix all ingredients. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.

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