Cooking at Home - Fresh Tomato Sauce

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Published Saturday, January 16, 2021


PICT RECIPE Fresh Tomato Sauce - USDA
Fresh Tomato Sauce. Courtesy USDA

Makes: 6 servings

Fresh vegetables are cooked with herbs to create a flavorful and savory sauce for pasta, and other dishes, too!


  • 8 tomatoes (ripe)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup green pepper (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup carrot (thinly sliced, or shredded)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil (dried)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic (minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 6 cups pasta (cooked)
  • 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (grated)


  1. Wash the ripe tomatoes. Cut out stem ends. Chop into small pieces and set aside in a large bowl.
  2. In a large pan, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add onion, green pepper, carrots and garlic. Stir-fry until tender, about three minutes.
  3. Add seasonings and tomatoes. Bring to a gentle boil.
  4. Lower heat and simmer gently, uncovered, until tomatoes turn to a sauce, about 40 minutes. Serve over freshly cooked pasta.

Source: Connecticut Food Policy Council, Farm Fresh Summertime Recipes

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups 



Total Calories


Total Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

1 g


3 mg


83 mg


52 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Total Sugars

6 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


12 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


100 mg


3 mg


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