My Italian Sauce With Fresh Tomatoes
270 mins (prep 30, cooking 240)
17 ingredients
10 servings
I have been making italian sauce for years. I have used different kinds of tomato products to vary my sauces for family and friends and their taste. I am going to give you the scratch recipe below that my pickest child loves but you can substitude the tomatoes. Doing it from scratch is fun to do with your children and the fresh tomatoes, the taste can't compare. I make mine with the seeds in but you can scoop out. I will include the scoop out but know the seeds in, you get the pulp of the tomato and we love that. If you choose to vary it and not use fresh tomatoes, you can use these variance, depending on if you like it chunky or smooth. For a chunky sauce, use 2 14.5 ounces of diced tomatoes in olive oil and spices with 6 oz can of tomato paste or for smooth use 1 6 oz can of italian paste, 29 oz of puree and 1 8 oz can of tomato sauce and for thick 2 6 oz cans of italian paste with 16 oz of tomato sauce. What I love about the base of the recipe below is that it can be used for not only pasta but can be used as a base for other recipes. I usually turn the sauce the next day into a chili by adding chili seasoining. Very versatile!

Categories:  european , italian , kid-friendly , tomato , main-dish , vegetable , from-scratch ,
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Serving Size (88.03 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 176.87 Calories from Fat 78.57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.73g 134.33%
Saturated Fat 2.74g 137.09%
Trans Fat 0.33g %
Cholesterol 39.69mg 132.3%
Sodium 205.17mg 85.49%
Total Carbohydrate 7.45g 24.85%
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g 60.05%
Sugars 2.63 g %
Protein 15.3g 306.0%
Vitamin A 314.0IU% Vitamin C 4.12mg%
Calcium 101.92mg% Iron 3.63mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients: