Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"There is no love sincerer than the love of food." -George Bernard Shaw, Playwright

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Making your own tomato sauce is super easy – the hardest part is dicing the onions and mincing the garlic which takes about 5 minutes. The rest of the cooking is simply stirring the pan a few times and then another couple of minutes to puree the sauce.

The flavor is fantastic. The slow simmering of the sauce brings out all the umami richness of the tomatoes. If I have it on hand, I like to use 1 cup of no salt added vegetable stock and 2 cups of water in this sauce. It brings a tremendous added richness to the tomato sauce.

This is a perfect way to ramp up your Mediterranean diet score with fruit (tomatoes) and vegetables (onions) along with great quality fats (olive oil). Serve this over a whole wheat pasta and you are good to go with a simple easy meal.


Tomato Sauce - from Canned Tomatoes

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1/2 cup

Cooking Time: 120 Minutes

Keeps well in the fridge for about 4 - 5 days.

Easy healthy Spaghetti with Meatballs and Tomato Sauce recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 large onions (diced)
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 15-ounce cans no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp. no salt added tomato paste

Place a large sauce pan and heat over a medium-high heat.

Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.

Add the onions and cook until they are translucent.

Stir frequently and do not allow them to brown.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic.

Cook for about 2 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme and water and reduce the heat to medium low.

Simmer for 40 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Remove from heat, add the salt and puree until smooth with an immersion or conventional blender.

Reheat gently before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 43 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 2%
    Saturated Fat 0g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 5% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 5 mcg Potassium 311 mg