Healthy Spaghetti Sauce
This healthy spaghetti sauce is a mild tomato based pasta sauce. It’s an excellent pantry staple that you can use for a wide range of different recipes, including of course, spaghetti!
First, you should finely chop the onion and mince the garlic.
Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Add the onion, and saute for a few minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.
Then, add the tomato paste and garlic, and saute for about 30 seconds while stirring until they are warmed up.
Add the canned diced tomatoes and salt, and stir to combine.
Cover with a lid, and leave the sauce to simmer on very low heat for up to 1 hour. Give the sauce a stir every 20 minutes to ensure that it doesn’t burn.
You can either keep the sauce chunky, or if you prefer a smooth spaghetti sauce, you can use an immersion blender or a regular blender to blend it completely smooth.
Lastly, finely chop fresh basil, and add this to the sauce a few minutes before serving.
Leftover healthy spaghetti sauce can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 4 days, or frozen for up to 6 months.
I like to make a big batch, and freeze it down in portion sizes for quick and easy future meals. The recipe is really easy to multiply to make larger amounts.
- Allowing the sauce to cook for a while on low heat will make it thicken up, and give it a milder flavor. I highly recommend to not skip this step.
- You can keep the sauce chunky, or blend it smooth. It comes down to your personal preference.
- If you are using a low quality brand of diced tomatoes, they might be quite acidic after cooking. If your sauce tastes acidic or sour, you can add a pinch of sugar to balance it out.
Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg