Homemade Tomato Sauce

  November 7, 2014  |    Blog>Recipes

Homemade Tomato Sauce:

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We’re huge fans of a red sauce. We love it on everything! In fact, we often find that when we order a salad with grilled chicken on top, we much prefer it with a side of marinara sauce than with salad dressing! And at home, we love making this recipe because it is so simple yet so delicious and healthy! All that it requires is chopping the ingredients, throwing them in a crock pot (or in a pot), and letting them simmer all day. By the time dinner rolls around, you don’t even have to worry about what you’re going to make because you have one half of your meal already made! Serve it on top of spaghetti squash (shown below) or whole wheat pasta and voila! Dinner is done! Make a little extra and freeze it for later too.

 

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Homemade Tomato Sauce

 

Serves 8 (1/2 cup servings)

 

Ingredients

10 plum tomatoes

1 c. red wine

3 T. basil, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 T. garlic

½ T. Ground pepper

Dash of salt

 

Directions

First, slice the tomatoes into chunks (the bigger the chunks, the more chunkier your sauce will be at the end and vice versa). Next, place the tomatoes, basil, onion, garlic, and red wine into the crock pot (or pot). Add a dash of salt and some ground pepper, and stir with a wooden spoon. Turn the crock pot on low and allow the sauce to simmer for 8-10 hours. (If using a pot, allow the pot to simmer on low- medium heat until tomatoes are plump and the consistency has become sauce-like.) Stir occasionally throughout the day to prevent build up on the sides. When you are ready to serve, add a dash of salt to taste and use a ladle to spoon out the sauce.

 

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Enjoy this over whole-wheat pasta or spaghetti squash as we have pictured below.

 

  1. It freezes well, so if you have extra throw it in the freezer to use later on!

 

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 47 Calories, 0g Fat, 0g Saturated Fat, 6g Carbohydrate, Protein 1g, 1g Fiber, 6mg Sodium, 0mg Cholesterol

 

 

Tomato Sauce w/ 1 c. of Spaghetti Squash:

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 117 Calories, 1g Fat, 0g Saturated Fat, 21g Carbohydrate, Protein 2g, 1g Fiber, 44mg Sodium, 0mg Cholesterol

 

 

 

Homemade Tomato Sauce
 
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 47 Calories, 0g Fat, 0g Saturated Fat, 6g Carbohydrate, Protein 1g, 1g Fiber, 6mg Sodium, 0mg Cholesterol Tomato Sauce w/ 1 c. of Spaghetti Squash: Nutrition Facts (per serving): 117 Calories, 1g Fat, 0g Saturated Fat, 21g Carbohydrate, Protein 2g, 1g Fiber, 44mg Sodium, 0mg Cholesterol
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Serves: 8, ½ cup servings
Ingredients
  • 10 plum tomatoes
  • 1 c. red wine
  • 3 T. basil, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 T. garlic
  • ½ T. Ground pepper
  • Dash of salt
Instructions
  1. First, slice the tomatoes into chunks (the bigger the chunks, the more chunkier your sauce will be at the end and vice versa). Next, place the tomatoes, basil, onion, garlic, and red wine into the crock pot (or pot). Add a dash of salt and some ground pepper, and stir with a wooden spoon. Turn the crock pot on low and allow the sauce to simmer for 8-10 hours. (If using a pot, allow the pot to simmer on low- medium heat until tomatoes are plump and the consistency has become sauce-like.) Stir occasionally throughout the day to prevent build up on the sides. When you are ready to serve, add a dash of salt to taste and use a ladle to spoon out the sauce.

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