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Italian Tomato Sauce

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Italian Tomato Sauce
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 8
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 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 a 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.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Slow Cooker Directions: Use 1 medium onion. Substitute 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained, for the 2 cans whole tomatoes. Use 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce. In 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.

Nutrition Information

90 Calories, 3 1/2g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 11g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
3 1/2g
6%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Potassium
500mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
6g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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