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Simple gluten-free tomato sauce

Easy Tomato Sauce Recipe

A great tomato sauce from scratch, made from 6 ingredients in less than 30 minutes. A fantastic time-saver and a versatile recipe that never fails.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword marinara, sugo, tomato sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 53kcal
Author Lea


  • pan


  • 1 onion
  • 1 tin peeled plum tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil for frying


  • Finely chop the onion.
  • Heat the oil in the pan and fry the onion until light golden.
  • Add tomatoes and all additional ingredients including crushed or thinly sliced garlic, sugar and salt.
  • Let the sauce reduce on medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes.


If you are using whole plum tomatoes it’s better to chop them before adding them to the pan. I like to safe the mess and crush tinned tomatoes with a potato musher once they are cooking.


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg