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Microwave Tomato Sauce

Ready In: 37 minutes
Serves: 5
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarianLow Sodium

Make this tomato sauce with pasta or for our Pita Pizza recipe. It has a lot less sodium than jarred sauce and has extra vitamins and minerals.

What you'll need

Measuring spoons
Sharp knife
Cutting board
Microwave-safe dish (like glass or ceramic)
Spatula or spoon


Serves 5
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
4 cloves Garlic minced
1 Onion small, finely chopped
1 Carrot small, finely chopped
1 stalk Celery finely chopped
2 Mushrooms medium, trimmed, thinly sliced
35 ounces Tomato Sauce canned, low-sodium
1/2 teaspoon Oregano dried
1/2 teaspoon Basil dried
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice fresh, optional


1.Combine olive oil and 2 of the garlic cloves in the center of a 2½ quart microwave safe dish. Cook uncovered for 2 minutes at 100% power. Add onion, carrot, celery and mushrooms, and cook uncovered for 5 minutes.
2.Stir in tomatoes and their liquid, oregano, basil and remaining garlic cloves. Cook uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring twice. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes.

Chef's Tips

  • Time varies depending on strength of microwave. Cook only in ceramic or glass.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.00 cup

Serving Per Container 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories 93
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3 g4%
Saturated Fat <1 g3%
Sodium 39 mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 15 g5%
Dietary Fiber 4 g14%
Protein 3 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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