Pomodoro (Tomato) Sauce

pomodoro tomato sauce

Making your own pomodoro sauce is easy and delicious. Use this basic Italian classic sauce with pasta, eggplant, baked ziti or any variety of recipes calling for tomato sauce. And, the antioxidant nutrients found in tomatoes have been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease and also support bone health.


  • 1, 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, no-salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Sweet onion, about 3 tablespoons finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Fresh basil for garnish


  1. Purée can of tomatoes in a blender for 15 to 30 seconds.
  2. Heat oil to medium high in large skillet.
  3. Add onion and garlic and sauté about 2 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Turn heat to low and slowly and carefully stir in tomatoes to avoid splashing.
  5. Add sugar, salt and crushed red pepper. Simmer gently about 20 minutes.
  6. Toss in some basil leaves, if desired, and serve.

Makes 3 cups.

Nutritional Information
Per ¼cup serving: 93 calories; 9.1 g total fat (1.2 g saturated, 0.8 g polyunsaturated, 6.6 g monounsaturated); 103 mg sodium; 0.0 mg cholesterol; 3.2 g carbohydrate; 0.7 g fiber; 0.2 g sugars; 0.6 g protein; 142 mg potassium.

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