Italian Red Sauce

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 11
Calories 85 kcal


  • 1 TBS olive oil I use Kirkland brand from Costco
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2-28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes I use Hunt’s or Cento
  • 1-28 oz can of tomato sauce I use hunts or Cento
  • 2 tsp of dried basil ground in spice mortar
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme ground in spice mortar
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram ground in spice mortar
  • 1 tsp dried oregeno ground in spice mortar
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped sweet basil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • *1/2 tsp of stevia *optional ingredient only used if the sauce is tasting very acidic.


  • Heat up olive oil in a 6+ quart heavy duty stainless steel stock pot on medium heat. Once heated add in chopped garlic. Let sauté for 2-3 minutes, be sure to not let the garlic burn.
  • Stir in pureed onion, bell pepper mix.
  • Turn heat down to low, add cans of crushed tomato and tomato sauce.
  • Stir in all dried spices, fresh basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Let simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes or longer for more flavor. I cook mine on low heat all day with the meatballs in it.


Makes 11 – 1 cup servings. Calories per serving: 85. Fat per serving: 1g; Carbs per serving 15g; Protein per serving: 3g. 


Calories: 85kcal
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