Home-made Tomato Sauce from Recipe RenovatorOnce you have really good homemade tomato sauce, you’ll never want to buy it again. You can make this from good quality canned tomatoes, or from fresh garden tomatoes when you have access to them. Thanks to Ricki Heller for featuring this on her blog.

Suitable for:
vegan, gluten-free, reduced-sugar, low-sodium, and migraine diets

Home-made Tomato Sauce from Recipe Renovator

Chunky homemade tomato sauce

Make this easy homemade tomato sauce in 30 minutes. Suitable for migraine and low-sodium diets.
3.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 1/2 cup servings


  • 2 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin) organic, extra virgin
  • 2 shallots large
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 28 ounces tomatoes
  • 1 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 handfuls basil leaves (fresh) about 1/4 cup


  • Peel the papery skin off the shallots and garlic and mince finely.
  • Wash and spin dry the basil, then roll up in a kitchen towel while you are working.
  • Heat oil in a medium pan and sauté shallots and garlic for 2 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, oregano, and pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Cut the basil into ribbons or finely chop.
  • Remove sauce from heat and stir in basil. 
  • May be frozen.


Per serving:  
  • 80 calories
  • 5 g fat
  • 0 g cholesterol
  • 17 mg sodium
  • 266 mg potassium
  • 8 g carbohydrate
  • 2 g fiber
  • 4 g sugars
  • 1 g protein
  • 2  Weight Watchers Points Plus
This freezes beautifully. If using fresh tomatoes, score an X in the bottom of each and boil for one minute to slip off the skins. If using canned tomatoes, choose organic with BPA-free cans, or buy in tetrapaks.