Italian Tomato Sauce

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by janem123

This is my adaptation of a recipe in the book "Healthy Heart One Dish Meals". We use this sauce to top pasta and as a pizza sauce. It freezes very well. I usually pour it into ice cubes trays for freezing and, when it is frozen solid, pop out the cubes and put them into a zip lock bag, return the bag to the freezer, and take out the correct number of cubes when I need sauce.

Top Review by LainieBug

I used Barefoot Zinfandel and dried basil. Very good sauce, really loved the addition of the fennel. Served as a dipping sauce for garlic bread sticks for appetizer night.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop basil, if using fresh. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Saute until tender.
  2. Add tomatoes, wine, tomato paste, basil, sugar, salt, crushed fennel seeds, and black pepper.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes, or until the sauce is a consistency that you like.
  4. Serve immediately, or freeze to use later.

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