Quick Tomato Sauce

In the recipe video, How To: 20 Minute Tomato Sauce, chef Dani Spies demonstrates the method to prepare tomato sauce at home. A simple, homemade tomato sauce is a must-have for all kitchen. Use this sauce to serve with regular meals throughout the week.


Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Garlic clove 3 Medium , chopped
Onion 1 Medium , sliced
Korean red pepper flakes 1 Pinch
Canned tomatoes 2 Can (20 oz) , crushed (28 ounce can)
Bay leaf 1 Medium
Oregano 1 Tablespoon , dried
Fresh flat leaf parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) , chopped
Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
Cracked black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon (to taste)



1. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add olive oil.

2. Add onion, red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt to it. Sauté it for 5 minutes or until the onions turns soft and tender.

3. Add garlic and sauté it for another 5 minutes or until it is translucent.

4. Add the crushed tomatoes and give it a stir.

5. Add bay leaf, oregano, freshly ground pepper and a pinch of salt. Mix well and turn the heat to high so that it comes to a boil.

6. Once it comes to a boil, reduce flame to a simmer and let it cook for about 15 minutes or until it comes to a desired consistency.

7. Remove from flame and garnish with freshly chopped parsley. Mix it well.

8. Allow it to cool and store it in the refrigerator to use as required.


9. Serve Tomato Sauce as an accompaniment to dishes or as a base recipe for other dishes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 54Calories from Fat 17

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g2.9%

Saturated Fat 0.19 g1%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 300.5 mg12.52%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3%

Dietary Fiber 2.57 g10%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 2 g3.6%

Vitamin A 13.7% Vitamin C 16.7%

Calcium 5.8% Iron 10%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet