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Preparing the perfect pasta sauce is a talent. This Pasta Sauce recipe is guaranteed to be a pleasure for the palate. It has only 130 calories. Ingredients include tomatoes, butter, onions, water, sugar, salt, ground black pepper, and optional tomato sauce. It may not be your great-great-great grandmother’s secret sauce, but it is perfect paired with pasta of any kind, including lasagna, spaghetti, rigatoni, and stuffed shells.


  • 4 tomatoes (ripe)
  • 50 grams butter
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 cup water
  • sugar
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • tomato sauce (optional)
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    1. Cook the tomatoes in boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove them from the water and place them in cold water for a few moments. Take them out, peel them and either mash them up or chop into small pieces.
    2. Add the tomatoes, butter, onion, water, and a pinch of sugar to a pot. Mix well.
    3. Cook everything on medium heat and once the mixture begins to boil, lower the heat and cover the pot. Allow everything to cook for 40 minutes.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium11% DV270mg
    Fat15% DV10g
    Protein2% DV1g
    Carbs4% DV11g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories130Calories from Fat90
    Total Fat10g15%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat90
    Total Carbohydrate11g4%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    aisha jangana 9 months ago
    easy and yummy I wanted to make dinner for mothers day but I didn't have sause
    Leonid Mayer a year ago
    Good, but I used more and different spices.
    Philip Assem 2 years ago
    If you just stick to the 40 Minutes of it simmering is a little liquid so I would suggest to boil it a little longer.
    Maxim A. 2 years ago
    added chilli pepper instead
    Tashy A. 3 years ago
    smell so good making it i even added a few herbs to it too yumm
    lex k. 5 years ago
    Really tasty💗 my whole family loves it, I made it 1 day every 3 weeks! it's something that's easy to make
    Ariana g. 5 years ago
    I like this recipe because it doesn't have many ingredients and it's pretty straight forward and easy to follow.
    Jamie Graham 6 years ago
    This sauce truly makes my pasta pop. Whenever I cook I make leftovers for the next day, but instead of doubling this recipe, I use 5 fresh tomatoes and make up for the remainder by adding four 29 oz. cans of tomato sauce to make it really saucy. I also added an abundance of chili powder onion powder minced dried onion Vegetable Magic®. - Chef Paul Prudhomme garlic salt Soul Food seasoning and olive oil, all according to taste. This is just what I used to make it well seasoned, if anyone else just so happens to have these same spices, you won't be disappointed if you try it out. :) This pasta sauce paired very well with Mozzarella Chicken Pasta Bake
    Razan A. 6 years ago
    This recipe was very simple and tasty! What I would do next time is make sure that i don't get tiny chunks in the sauce, maybe put it in a blender or something, but the sauce had a fun and unique taste. I would certainly recommend!