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the best oil free homemade tomato sauce

The Best Homemade Oil Free Tomato Sauce

This warm, comforting, tangy homemade Italian tomato sauce is perfect on pasta, pizza, and lasagna.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 45 kcal


  • heavy sauce pan


  • 1/4 cup good red wine (vegan) or vegetable broth
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1/4 shallot chopped
  • 1 28 ounce can San Marzano tomatoes crushed or pureed
  • 1 28 ounce can tomato sauce or tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt (or to taste)
  • a dash cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia (or 1 teaspoon coconut sugar)
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional if you like it spicy)


  • Chop the garlic and the shallot and crush or puree the San Marzano tomatoes (if using). Add the wine (or broth) garlic, and shallot to the sauce pan and cook over medium heat until the garlic and shallot are transluscent. Add more wine or broth as needed.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, the tomato sauce or puree, the tomato paste, the salt, the stevia or coconut sugar, the pepper, and the red pepper flakes (if using). Make sure to check that your canned tomato sauce or puree does not have added salt. If it does, you will want to reduce the amount of salt you add. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low, cover, and simmer while you cook the pasta.
  • Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes, then taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Serve over pasta (or use in another recipe.)
Keyword tomato sauce