Tomato Sauce Recipe -- Easy and Healthy

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

Everyone seems to enjoy this version. Often we have been requested to make it. 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, and Paleo low carb, ground chicken meatballs.

Ground Chicken Meatballs

Alternatively, for other recipes use the link at the very bottom of this page to visit the 'Recipes' section of our website.

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The books are available at some good bookstores, especially and, usually in Kindle and paperback form, sometimes as hardbacks. If you found the low carb tomato sauce interesting, these books are excellent further reading.

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

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Video for a low carb tomato sauce

A link to the external video, for those who might want to save it.

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

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