Quick Tomato Sauce

By 30 Minutes or Less
This sauce is great over pasta or any type of grilled or roasted meat.

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  • Prep Time:less than 30 minutes

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Serves: 6
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
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2 cloves garlic, chopped 
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 14-oz. cans crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon dried basil or fresh basil to taste (optional)


Sauté onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until soft.

Add tomatoes, and simmer covered on low until it thickens and is ‘saucy’, about 15 minutes.

Stir occasionally.

If desired add dried or fresh basil.

Serve over you favorite pasta.

Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A, potassium and fiber.


Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    59
  • Carbohydrates:    10g
  • Total Fat:    1.9g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.3g
  • Dietary Fiber:    3g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    25%
  • Sodium:    175 mg
  • Protein:    2g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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