Guilt-Free Tomato Sauce

Make your own Guilt-Free Tomato Sauce to create homemade meals like pizza or meatballs.

Make your own Guilt-Free Tomato Sauce to create homemade meals like pizza or meatballs.

Guilt-Free Tomato Sauce
Author: Marlene Baird
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 28 oz. can peeled whole tomatoes (Italian or regular), roughly chopped with juice reserved, or crushed by hand as described in the instructions. (I used Cento)
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped fairly fine
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups fresh basil leaves, rinsed and roughly chopped or
  • 1 onion, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced into half-rounds
Instructions
  1. In a large pot on medium-high heat, add the oil.
  2. Add the onions, and cook on medium heat until onions have softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic to the pot, turn heat to medium, and cook garlic, stirring, until it just starts to color slightly, about 30 seconds.
  4. Remove pan from heat.
  5. Add the canned tomatoes and juice crushing the tomatoes.
  6. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Add the basil.
  8. Stir to combine with a wooden spoon.
  9. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil.
  10. Reduce heat and cook at a lively simmer, stirring from time to time, until sauce thickens, about 30 minutes.
  11. To prevent sauce from sticking to bottom of pot, stir more often as sauce thickens.
Serving size: 125 Calories: 82 Fat: 6.4 Saturated fat: 0.9 Carbohydrates: 5.8 Sugar: 3.6 Fiber: 1.9 Protein: 1.2

Whoa Nelly!  This recipe is a keeper.  I actually made it two weeks in a row.  It’s that delicious.

Yes, this is another fantastic recipe that works well with my 6 week weight loss challenge

It’s been a long time since I made home made tomato sauce.  I like to have it a bit chunky, but if you want it smooth, just use your blender.

As you can see, I also made some Baked Meatballs.  Stay tuned for that delicious and easy recipe.

Make your own Guilt-Free Tomato Sauce to create homemade meals like pizza or meatballs.Oh, if you are wondering about my progress, the last two weeks have been slow in the weight loss department.  The good news is it’s going down and not up.  Just not as fast as I would like.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Marlene


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