Quick Tomato Sauce



Serving size

1/2 cup
45 minutes

This recipe may be multiplied and freezes well. Keeps well, refrigerated, for 3-4 days/

Quick Tomato Sauce


2 tsp. Olive oil
1 medium White onions (diced)
2 clove Garlic, raw (minced)
2 15-ounce can No salt added diced tomatoes
3 Tbsp Fresh basil (chopped)
1 lemon yields Lemon juice
1 Tbsp. Lemon zest (zest of 1 lemon, minced)
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp., ground Black pepper
1/2 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes


Heat oil in a medium-sized sauce pan over medium heat.

Once oil is hot, add onions. Cook until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.

Add garlic and sauté another for about 30 seconds - do not allow garlic to brown.

Add in remaining ingredients and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Using a blender or stick blender, puree the tomato sauce, leaving some chunks behind if desired.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers, and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Use this easy sauce over pasta or chicken, on pizza, or anywhere else you might use tomato sauce.

"On April 1st, 1957, a BBC news program ended with a three minute segment about a Spaghetti farm in Switzerland. In the segment, spaghetti (not being a popular dish in England at the time) was said to grow on trees. Many people believed the report and called the BBC to ask how to grow their own spaghetti tree. The response: "Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."