25-Minute Tomato Sauce

Publish date:
Social count:

Once you’ve tasted the concentrated flavor of fire-roasted tomatoes, you’ll want to use them all the time. This recipe is a quick alternative to prepared pasta sauces that are often loaded with sodium and sugar. To substitute whole fire-roasted tomatoes, simply cut the tomatoes in the can with kitchen scissors before using.

  • 1/2-CUP SERVINGServings


  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 14.5-oz. cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro


  1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and cook 10 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring often. Add tomatoes and liquid, cinnamon, and 1/3 cup water. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Add cilantro and cook 5 minutes more, or until fragrant. Serve with pasta.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 3 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 75
  • Carbohydrate Content: 9 g
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 430 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g