Hearty Homemade Tomato Sauce


Here is a great homemade tomato sauce which is fairly simple to make. Although it tastes rich, you will be surprised to know that except for the olive oil, it is all vegetables. It truly tastes like one of those sauces you have always tried to make. Sometimes the answer is easier than the question.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
5 servings


  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes with juice

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ¾ cup finely chopped carrots

  • ¾ cup finely chopped red bell peppers

  • 4 stalks celery, finely chopped

  • ½ large onion, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • salt to taste


  1. In a large pot combine tomatoes, garlic, carrots, bell peppers, celery, onion, parsley, oregano, olive oil and salt. Bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce heat and simmer on medium heat for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
12g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 298mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 42mg 210%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 466mg 10%

* 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.