Nonna's Sweet Pasta Sauce for Two


A quick, easy, sweet-tasting pasta sauce that can be used for anything from spaghetti to lasagna. Serve right away or freeze.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • red onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes


  1. Heat olive oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in water, tomato paste, sugar, bacon, salt, basil, and red pepper flakes. Simmer until flavors combine, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
10g Fat
39g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 1392mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 968mg 21%

* 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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