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.

Tomato Sauce 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.

Tomato Sauce 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.)

Web pages to help you further

Now that you have the sauce recipe, the following page link leads to our low carb meatball recipe:


Low Carb Meatballs




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

Recommended books for this section of the website

The books are available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, usually in Kindle and paperback form, and sometimes as hardbacks.

If you enjoyed this page, these books are excellent further reading suggestions.

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

You cannot do better than books we recommend, which vary relating to subject matter of a page.

We make only the best suggestions based on our own experience and research.


Apart from that we never, of course, suggest any book that we have not read and of which we freely approve.





Video for a low carb tomato sauce



A link to the YouTube video for those who want to save it for their YouTube video list


This completes the page for this recipe. We do hope you enjoy the finished product!




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