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No Salt Spaghetti Sauce


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No Salt Spaghetti Sauce No Salt Spaghetti Sauce No Salt Spaghetti Sauce

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

Yield

6

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

3

hrs

Ready

3

hrs

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 medium onions
chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
or non-stick spray
2 cloves garlic
minced
32 ounces tomatoes, canned, no salt added
12 ounces tomato paste
no salt added
1 cup red wine
*
1 cup water
2 teaspoons oregano leaves
dried
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
* 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 1½ hours and adjust seasoning.

Sauteed mushrooms are a great addition.

First published: last updated: 2015-03-28

5 stars - based on 22 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 4

Reviews

+18

over 2 years

about 3 years

over 3 years

+26

almost 4 years

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.

Comments


Marbella, Spain
 almost 5 years ago

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!


Toronto, Canada
 almost 5 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!

Kevin
Port Angeles WA
 almost 5 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!

Edith
Oregon
 over 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...

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

Home chef

Sale, United Kingdom
 about 1 year ago

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

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 about 1 year ago

Burlington, United States
 over 4 years 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.

BILLY
PHOENIX
 over 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!

Lisa
Green Bay, Wisconsin
 over 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.

Donna
Illinois
 about 4 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

Rachel
Auckland
 about 4 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

Barb
Nv
 almost 4 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.

Sasha
Fresno, United States
 almost 4 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.


Edmonton, Canada
 over 1 year ago

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

Most definitely, the acid in a flavourful vinegar will enhance the end result.

sean
GTA, Ontario, Canada
 about 1 month ago
Levi
Cuiabá, Brazil - South America
 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.


Monticello, United States
 2 months ago

People don't seem to read things clearly. The nutrition guide shows that this is only 77mg per serving that is quite low in comparison to anything you buy.
no where does it say its 295.

Actually if you use no-salt tomato paste the sodium content is even lower than the 77mg per serving shown in the nutrition facts. The nutrition facts for tomato paste used in the ingredients has salt added. By using a no-salt tomato paste the sodium will be as close to no-salt as possible.

sean
GTA, Ontario, Canada
 about 1 month ago

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 225g (7.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 9512% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 7% Iron 17%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
 

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