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Easy Pomodoro Sauce

This robust, flavorful Pomodoro sauce is made with 6 simple ingredients and is ready in 45 minutes. It's the perfect healthy recipe for busy nights!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy pomodoro sauce, pomodoro sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 77 kcal
Author sherry brubaker


  • 2 lbs plum tomatoes halved and deseeded
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil


  1. Prepare the tomatoes. Halve the tomatoes, then use a spoon to deseed them. Discard the seeds. Place the tomatoes in a food processor and blend them until they are smooth. Place the tomatoes in a strainer and allow the excess liquid to strain for about 5 minutes.

  2. Sautè the ingredients. Place a medium sized pot over medium heat. Once the pot is hot, add the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic to the pot and sautè for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and bring it to a light boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the basil and salt.

  3. Simmer the sauce. Allow the sauce to simmer for 40 minutes. Stir the sauce frequently.

  4. Serve. Remove the basil from the sauce and discard. Serve this sauce with your favorite pasta. Mangia!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pomodoro Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 554mg16%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1969IU39%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.