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Easy Pomodoro Sauce Recipe

This delicious and Easy Pomodoro Sauce recipe is so versatile and easy to make. The results and thick, smooth, and fresh.
Course condiments
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 162kcal
Author Dina



  • Chop up 1/2 a small yellow onion and mince up 2 garlic cloves.
  • Then add the onion and garlic to a pan filled with 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.
  • Stir the onion and garlic until the onion becomes translucent.
  • Now add 1 (28 oz) can of whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes into a blender and pulse it into the tomatoes are puréed. About 5 pulses.
  • Now add the puréed tomatoes to the pan and stir over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Now add 1/4 teaspoon of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 5 chopped basil leaves.
  • Cook for an additional 5 minutes and serve over hot buttered pasta.


Does it freeze well?
This easy Pomodoro also freezes really well. Just place the cooled sauce in ziplock freezer bags and lay them flat in your freezer. Then when they are completely frozen, stand them up to save room. If you want to make a double batch to have on hand, you can freeze the extra, then defrost it in the fridge before warming it for serving.
What to make with extra Pomodoro sauce
  • Pizza- Add the extra sauce in place of marinara on homemade pizza or flatbreads.
  • Soup- There are so many tomato-based soups that you can easily repurpose this sauce to be the base for a vegetable soup or one with pasta or rice.
  • Dip for grilled cheese- Warm this sauce up and use it as a dip for grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • Other pasta sauces- If you want to add meat or other ingredients, you can use your extra sauce as the base and create an entirely different sauce for your pasta dish.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg