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Preparing the perfect pasta sauce is a talent. This Pasta Sauce recipe is guaranteed to be a pleasure for the palate. It has only 130 calories. Ingredients include tomatoes, butter, onions, water, sugar, salt, ground black pepper, and optional tomato sauce. It may not be your great-great-great grandmother’s secret sauce, but it is perfect paired with pasta of any kind, including lasagna, spaghetti, rigatoni, and stuffed shells.


  • 4 tomatoes (ripe)
  • 50 grams butter
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 cup water
  • sugar
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • tomato sauce (optional)


  1. Cook the tomatoes in boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove them from the water and place them in cold water for a few moments. Take them out, peel them and either mash them up or chop into small pieces.
  2. Add the tomatoes, butter, onion, water, and a pinch of sugar to a pot. Mix well.
  3. Cook everything on medium heat and once the mixture begins to boil, lower the heat and cover the pot. Allow everything to cook for 40 minutes.
  4. Once the excess liquid has evaporated and the sauce is somewhat thick, remove the onion.
  5. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper. Turn up the heat and bring to a boil. Add a couple of tablespoons of tomato sauce if needed.
  6. Pour on your favorite pasta or set it aside to use for other pasta sauce recipes.
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NutritionView more



Calories130Calories from Fat90
Total Fat10g15%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat90
Total Carbohydrate11g4%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Tashy A. 1 Oct 2017
smell so good making it i even added a few herbs to it too yumm
lex k. 23 Jul 2016
Really tasty💗 my whole family loves it, I made it 1 day every 3 weeks! it's something that's easy to make
Ariana g. 8 Dec 2015
I like this recipe because it doesn't have many ingredients and it's pretty straight forward and easy to follow.
Jamie Graham 25 Aug 2015
This sauce truly makes my pasta pop. Whenever I cook I make leftovers for the next day, but instead of doubling this recipe, I use 5 fresh tomatoes and make up for the remainder by adding four 29 oz. cans of tomato sauce to make it really saucy. I also added an abundance of chili powder onion powder minced dried onion Vegetable Magic®. - Chef Paul Prudhomme garlic salt Soul Food seasoning and olive oil, all according to taste. This is just what I used to make it well seasoned, if anyone else just so happens to have these same spices, you won't be disappointed if you try it out. :) This pasta sauce paired very well with Mozzarella Chicken Pasta Bakehttp://www.yummly.com/recipe/Mozzarella-Chicken-Pasta-Bake-1175862?columns=4&position=11%2F36
Razan A. 7 Aug 2015
This recipe was very simple and tasty! What I would do next time is make sure that i don't get tiny chunks in the sauce, maybe put it in a blender or something, but the sauce had a fun and unique taste. I would certainly recommend!
Lenora B. 31 May 2015
My family is full of pasta lovers; we have it at least once a week. This recipe has really changed the way we eat our pasta. It is better than anything that could ever come from a jar and it is nice and creamy. I plan to make this pasta sauce every time we have pasta and give it 5 stars.