Five-Minute Tomato Sauce using canned tomatoes


by: Sara Joe

It’s true. You can have a tomato sauce based on canned tomatoes—the tomato of choice for a good part of the year—in a very few minutes. Start with diced canned tomatoes, or if you prefer a smoother sauce, crushed tomatoes. Simmer them in a garIic-scented olive oil for 5 minutes, and you’re there.


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serves: 1

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic (peeled and crushed)

1 can (15 ounce) diced or crushed tomatoes

1 pinch (good) of dried marjoram or oregano

1 teaspoon tomato paste

sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Nutrition Facts
Five-Minute Tomato Sauce using canned tomatoes

Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount per Serving

Calories: 201

  • Total Fat: 14.1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 652.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.1 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
  •     Sugars: 10.8 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

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1.  Heat the oil in a small skillet with the garlic. When you can smell the garlic, add the tomatoes with their juices and the herb, crushed between your fingers. Cook over a lively heat, smashing the tomatoes against the pan to break up the larger chunks. Stir in the tomato paste to fortify the flavor. Taste for salt-it may not need any—and season with pepper.

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