No Salt Spaghetti Sauce

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Make your own no salt spaghetti sauce to let your meal healthier and let you feel better!

 
  
. Prep
15 min.
Cook
3 hrs
Ready In
3 hrs
6 servings
Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 
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Ingredients

2medium onions chopped
1teaspoon olive oilVideo or non-stick spray
2cloves garlicVideo minced
32ounces tomatoes, canned no salt
12ounces tomato paste no salt
1cup red wine *
1cup water
2teaspoons oregano leaves dried
1teaspoon black pepper
1teaspoon sugarVideo
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

In a deep saucepan, cook onion in oil or non-stick spray until soft.

Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 2 to 3 hours.

Taste after 1 1/2 hours and adjust seasoning.

Sauteed mushrooms are a great addition.

First published: last updated: 2014-07-22

 
 
 
 
5 stars - based on 19 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 4

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Reviewed: almost 2 years ago

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+15

Reviewed: over 2 years ago

+18
anonymous

Reviewed: almost 3 years ago

+10
anonymous

Reviewed: over 3 years ago

Like any recipe, this one is subject to the cook taste. Personally, I love this sauce. Here are some things I learned.
2 med fresh, raw onions 5 mg. Sodium.
2 cloves of garlic- negligible sodium as there are 23mg in a whole cup!
32 oz of POM brand no salt added tomato sauce - 80mg.
12 oz of Hunts no salt stewed tomatoes (couldn't find no salt paste)-60mg.
The rest of the recipe is sodium free, more or less. I also learned to be aware that there are varying amounts of sodium in tap water and if you have a water softener, you could have quite a bit of sodium is plain water!

This means there is about 150mg of sodium in this recipe. However, it makes five or six cups of sauce. If a serving is one cup, that is only about 30mg per serving. Okay, not technically salt free, but really darned close!

I am very grateful to have found this recipe. I have tweaked it to suit the taste of my family. I added meat which adds sodium but pleases my hubby who is on the restricted diet.

The alchohol in the wine cooks off, but if you have a problem with the wine, just leave it out! No big deal!

Very few low salt recipes are going to taste exactly like their salted counterparts. That is just fact. You can either accept it and adjust your taste or continue to be miserable and complain.

If this sauce is a little on the bland side for you, try adding some Mrs. Dash garlic and herb blend or another no salt seasoning mix. This made a big difference for me.

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15 comments

Considering that many people on no salt diets are also not allowed to consume any alcohol makes this recipe a bit pointless given the inclusion of a cup of wine!

anonymous
Marbella, Spain about 4 years ago

Give me a break! The wine is cooked in the sauce so the small amount of alcohol will be cooked off resulting in zero alcohol content. Most people on low salt diets are due to heart issues, which red wine actually is recommended to consume even!

anonymous
Toronto, Canada about 4 years ago

The biggest problem IS the red wine. I have a heart problem, and like thousands like me, I have to monitor EVERYTHING I put in my body! Combining poor circulation with red wine is the BIGGEST cause of gout, and there is no pain like it!

Kevin
Port Angeles WA about 4 years ago

I have end stage liver disease, and I'm allowed no wine, even in cooking. So, the red wine is also a problem for me...

Edith
Oregon about 4 years ago

i have just been diagnosed with liver disease and am getting a little more used as to what i can eat as everything has to be made from scratch. this doesn't bother me as i am not a big fan of take aways and fast foods. please can you give me any tips as i would be very grateful to you. patricia daubney

anonymous
Sale, United Kingdom 5 months ago

You should at least try to avoid these foods: Animal-Based Foods, High-Sodium Foods, Sugary Foods, and Alcohol.

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada 5 months ago

just made a really similar recipe with out any wine and nothing is missing in the taste. Just add about a teaspoon of white vinegar instead.

anonymous
Burlington, United States almost 4 years ago

I AM A CHEF WHO HAS TO EAT A LOW SODIUM DIET DUE TO A HEART CONDITION. THE PROBLEM WITH THIS RECIPE IS NOT THE WINE. IT CAN BE LEFT OUT OR USED DEPENDING ON THE PERSON. THIS RECIPE SIMPLY IS NOT GOING TO TASTE GOOD AND PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO EAT IT!

BILLY
PHOENIX almost 4 years ago

I love this sauce! The sodium in a whole pot is less than the amount in one serving of "heart healthy" jarred sauce.

Lisa
Green Bay, Wisconsin over 3 years ago

When you say no salt, I want no salt not 295mg per serving, I can find 260 in a jar, why even bother to say no salt, glad I read it good, no good for me, thats still alot of salt, time to move on to the real no salt recipes, not here

Donna
Illinois over 3 years ago

My mother has cancer as well as really bad kidneys and alcohol mixed with chemo is a big no no no matter if its boiled down or not and i agree with Donna 295mg of salt is too high considering i can find cans in the shopping centre under 130mg

Rachel
Auckland over 3 years ago

would like to see more NO SALT/LOWEST SODIUM RECIPES....Can you provide these recipes or do you know of another site that can ? My husband has CHF and Diabetes.

Barb
Nv over 3 years ago

Actually, the entire recipe should have less than 200 mg of sodium If it makes 5 cups that means less than 40 mg/cup, or about what you would use on a large plate of pasta. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm gonna. Low salt is better than no spaghetti.

Sasha
Fresno, United States over 3 years ago

I am curious. Could a person use vinegar instead of wine in the recipe?

anonymous
Edmonton, Canada 10 months ago

Quite honestly, I used the same amount of red grape juice and had a wonderful sauce. I loved it with the wine too.

Levi
Cuiabá, Brazil - South America about 1 month ago
 
 
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 305g (10.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 10911% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 295mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 21%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 55%
Calcium 9% Iron 21%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?