Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce

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From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1992

This general-purpose tomato sauce works as well for pasta as for pizza. It may be frozen for up to two months.

Ingredients 9 servings

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  • 1½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28-ounce can tomatoes (with juices), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped oregano, or ½ teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, or ¼ teaspoon dried
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste


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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and thyme. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Cool the sauce to room temperature before spreading it on the pizza dough.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¼ cup
  • Per serving: 30 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 416 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 18 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 175 mg sodium; 202 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable

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