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Simple Homemade Tomato Sauce

This simple tomato sauce gets it's deep flavor from plenty of garlic and using San Marzano tomatoes. It's my go to for pasta, pizza, and anytime I need a red sauce for dipping!

Course Dressing / Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword marinara, red sauce, tomato sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 110 kcal



  1. Heat olive oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add chopped garlic and sauté until soft and fragrants. About 2 minutes. Do not let the garlic brown.
  3. Add can of tomatoes and 1/2 tsp Kosher salt.
  4. Simmer on medium/medium low until tomatoes are starting to break down and crush easily with the back of a wooden spoon. About 15 minutes.
  5. Add dried basil.
  6. Taste and season with remaining 1/4 tsp Kosher salt + a few grinds of pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Homemade Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 119mg5%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.