Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce


This delicious tomato basil sauce is made with ripe tomatoes, garlic, and fresh basil. A late summer delight!

close up view of Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce on top of pasta, garnished with fresh basil leaves
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins


  • 8 pounds tomatoes, seeded and diced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 large onion, minced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook tomatoes and basil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat until tomatoes are soft.

  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat; add onion and garlic and sauté until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add onion mixture to tomato mixture; season with salt and pepper. Simmer on low heat for 2 hours or until thick.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
21g Fat
38g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 139mg 697%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 1730mg 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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