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Tomato sauce

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Tomato sauce  is any of a very large number of sauces made primarily from tomatoes, usually to be served as part of a dish (rather than as a condiment).

Tomato sauces are common for meat and vegetables, but they are perhaps best known as sauces for pasta dishes.

Tomatoes have a rich flavour, low liquid content, very soft flesh which breaks down easily, and the right composition to thicken into a sauce when they are cooked.

These qualities make them ideal for simple and appealing sauces.

The simplest tomato sauces consist just of chopped tomato flesh (with the skins and seeds optionally removed), cooked in a little olive oil and simmered until it loses its raw flavour, and seasoned with salt.

Water (or another, more flavourful liquid such as stock or wine) is often added to keep it from drying out too much. 

Onion and garlic are almost always sweated or sautéed at the beginning before the tomato is added.

Other seasonings typically include basil, oregano, parsley, and possibly some spicy red pepper or black pepper. Ground or chopped meat is also common.

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Barilla Pasta Sauce Variety Pack, 24 Ounce, 4 Jars

Barilla Pasta Sauce Variety Pack, 24 Ounce, 4 Jars

by Barilla

Includes 4 - 24 ounce Jars (2 Jars of 24 ounce Traditional Sauce and 2 Jars of 24 ounce Tomato & Basil Sauce) The authentic Italian flavor of Barilla's sauces goes perfectly with your favorite pasta dishes! Barilla sauce is made with only the highest quality ingredients like vine-ripened tomatoes, aromatic herbs, and extra virgin olive oil Simple, natural ingredients are slowly simmered together to develop the rich taste and thick texture the whole family is sure to love! All natural

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Muir Glen Organic Tomato Sauce, 15-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)

Muir Glen Organic Tomato Sauce, 15-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)

by Muir Glen

USDA Cerfied Organic Cans made with Non-BPA Lining Tomatoes harvested at the peak of flavor Tomatoes grown on organic farms, drenched in California sunshine.


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Hunt's 100% Natural Tomato Sauce 15 oz (3 Pack)

Hunt's 100% Natural Tomato Sauce 15 oz (3 Pack)

100% Natural Thick, rich, red & full of flavor 3 Cans - 15 Ounces Each Can It's a Must For Homemade Spaghetti Sauce ! YUM!!! Lots of Other Wonderful Uses!!!


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Hunt's Tomato Sauce, 7.4 Oz. Carton, Pack of 24

Hunt's Tomato Sauce, 7.4 Oz. Carton, Pack of 24

by Hunt's

Hunt's Tomato Sauce is made with all-natural, vine-ripened tomatoes 100% natural with no added sugar, corn syrup, or other sweeteners Simmered with salt, spices, and natural flavors for seasoning Hunt's tomatoes are peeled using simple steam from hot water 24-count of 7.4 oz. cartons Hunt's canned tomato sauce All natural Bilingual package, English and Spanish Made in Mexico Product made with tomatoes picked at the peak of ripeness and freshness


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Goya Tomato Sauce, 8 oz

Goya Tomato Sauce, 8 oz

by Goya

Traditional Spanish style all-purpose tomato sauce made with rich tomatoes, peppers, and spices Gluten Free If it's Goya. It has to be good!


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (244g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 90Calories from Fat 4
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 18.1g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars 10.3
Protein 3.2g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 53%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Tomato sauce is usually found in the pasta section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Tomato sauce is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does tomato sauce weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 244

In Chinese:番茄酱
British (UK) term: Tomato sauce
en français:sauce tomate
en español:salsa de tomate

Recipes using tomato sauce

There are 1350 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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