Homemade Tomato and Basil Spaghetti Sauce #spaghettisauce

Homemade Tomato and Basil Spaghetti Sauce

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Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: spaghetti sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 43
Author: Julia Frey of Vikalinka


  • 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup/ 25g chopped basil leaves fresh
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3X14oz/400g canned tomatoes good quality
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Process chopped tomatoes in a food processor for a smoother texture or use crushed tomatoes or passata. (Alternatively you can skip this step for a chunky spaghetti sauce.)
  • In a large pot heat the olive oil over low heat, add minced garlic and chopped basil and stir for no longer than 10-20 seconds. Do not let them burn or they will turn bitter.
  • Add tomatoes, dried oregano and salt, bring to a boil and let it simmer over very low heat for 7-10 minutes. 
  • Cool and store in a clean jar or divide and freeze for a later use. 


Calories: 43kcal | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 6mg | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg