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You're just a few simple ingredients from a large batch of clean-eating, nutritious and oh so easy healthy tomato sauce!

Easy Healthy Tomato Sauce

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You're just a few simple ingredients from a large batch of clean-eating, nutritious and oh so easy healthy tomato sauce!
Course sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy marinara sauce, healthy marinara sauce, large batch marinara sauce
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 13 servings
Calories 76
Author Kim Lee

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine* (optional, add for extra flavor)
  • 2 (28 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes (I use Muir Glen Organic Crushed Tomatoes with Basil)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste if desired
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until onion is soft.
  • Add garlic and tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Add wine (alternatively you can use water or vegetable broth); cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally for 1 hour.

Notes

*alternatively you can use water or vegetable broth
**Feel free to simmer sauce past the 1 hour mark to further develop the flavor. You can cook on very low heat for up to 6 hours. Cover and stir occasionally. Add about 1/4 cup water or vegetable broth as needed for desired consistency.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.7g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 2.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 510.1mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 7.4g