Tomato Sauce Recipe

This is an easy homemade tomato sauce recipe. It's delicious and versatile.

Everyone seems to enjoy this version. It's also healthful.

We have often had requests to make it.

We seem to recall that we originally got the idea for this recipe from a cookbook many years ago.

If you can afford the carbohydrates (without going over your daily carbohydrate intake), it is a sauce that you can use for many recipes.

It's very flavorful, so you can use it in moderation.

If you would like to have our low carb meatball recipe to accompany this tomato sauce, you'll find the link to that page awaiting you near the bottom of this page.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic—peeled and pressed (or finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (16 or 14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes (or a can of plum tomatoes and chop them yourself)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon oregano leaves
  • ½ teaspoon thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • freshly ground black pepper according to taste

If possible, use organic ingredients.

Recipe method

You will need a large iron frying pan with cover.

(a) Heat oil in pan over medium low heat.

(b) Add onion and garlic. Sauté and stir occasionally until soft and almost brown (but not black).

(c) Stir in all the remaining ingredients. Simmer on very low heat, covered, for several hours until thick, stirring occasionally.

The food counts are listed as follows.

Total calories / grams of proteins / grams of carbs / grams of fat (grams of saturated facts, if any).

Carbs listed are "net."

Approximate food counts per 1/2 cup: 90 / 3 / 21 / 4

(As with all recipes, if it's possible to use them organic ingredients are a healthier choice and a better choice for our planet.)

This completes the recipe for homemade tomato sauce.

We hope that you enjoy it!

Web pages to help you further

Now that you have the tomato sauce recipe, use the following link if you would like our low carb meatball recipe to accompany the sauce:

Low Carb Meatballs

Alternatively, for other recipes use the link at the bottom of this page to return to the recipes section of our webiste.

Our recommended books for this section of the website

Here are some initial book suggestions. All have recipes.

  • Solom and the Eades's The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook
  • Cordain's The Paleo Diet Cookbook
  • Wolf's The Paleo Solution

If you are now looking for something in particular, here you can FAST-SEARCH our website or the World Wide Web.


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