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Easy Weight Watchers Italian Tomato Sauce

Easy Weight Watchers Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe



Easy Weight Watchers Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe isn’t just another tomato sauce. It’s a balanced blend of nutritious ingredients that doesn’t skimp on taste.

This easy vegetarian and vegan recipe is easy to make. Made with common ingredients you probably already have in your panty, it’s a great option when you don’t know what to make for dinner.

To make this dish you’ll need olive oil, onions, garlic, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, and pepper.

You can serve it over whole-grain pasta, spaghetti squash, or even grilled chicken. Talk about flexibility!

And here’s where it gets interesting. There are tips and tricks to elevate this sauce to the next level. Want to kick up the flavor a notch? Add a sprinkle of fresh herbs like basil or oregano.

Closeup of Easy Weight Watchers Italian Tomato Sauce in a pan with a wooden spoon.



Weight Watchers Points


1 Point (2022/2023 Plan)

MyWW Points: 1 Blue Plan and 1 Green Plan

1 WW Freestyle Point and 1 Smart Point

Tips and Tricks

Preparing the Tomatoes

For a smoother sauce, break up the whole peeled tomatoes with your hands or a masher before adding them to the Dutch oven. If you prefer a chunkier sauce, leave some larger pieces intact.

Enhancing Flavor

To deepen the flavor of your sauce, add a splash of red wine or balsamic vinegar when you add the tomatoes and tomato paste. This adds a rich, tangy dimension to the sauce.

Cooking Onions and Garlic

Be careful not to burn the garlic while cooking it with the onions. Burnt garlic can give a bitter taste to the sauce. Cook on medium heat and stir frequently.

Seasoning

Start with a moderate amount of salt and pepper, then adjust to taste as the sauce simmers. You can also add a pinch of sugar if the tomatoes are too acidic.

Simmering for Flavor

Letting the sauce simmer for the full 25 minutes allows the flavors to meld together. If you have more time, letting it simmer longer can enhance the flavors even further.

Using Fresh Herbs

For added freshness, stir in some chopped fresh basil or parsley just before serving. Fresh herbs brighten up the sauce and add a lovely aroma.

Storing and Freezing

Store leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. This sauce also freezes well; portion it into freezer-safe containers and freeze for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Serving Suggestions

This versatile tomato sauce can be used on pasta, as a base for pizza, or in dishes like lasagna or stuffed peppers. It’s also a great dipping sauce for breadsticks or garlic bread.

Blending for Smoothness

If you prefer a smoother sauce, use an immersion blender to blend the sauce to your desired consistency. You can also transfer it to a regular blender in batches, but be careful with the hot liquid.

Adding Extra Vegetables

For a more robust sauce, consider adding other vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, or celery when sautéing the onions and garlic. This can add more depth and nutrition to your sauce.

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Easy Weight Watchers Italian Tomato Sauce

Nesting Lane
Easy Weight Watchers Italian Tomato Sauce in 7 simple steps and just a 10 minute prep time. Serve over your favorite pasta.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat
  • Add onions and garlic to the Dutch oven
  • Cook the onions and garlic, stirring, until the onions are softened. This will take about 5 minutes
  • Place tomatoes, paste, salt, and pepper into the Dutch oven
  • Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and let it simmer, with the Dutch oven partially covered
  • Continue to simmer until the flavors are blended, and the sauce is slightly thickened. This will take about 25 minutes

Notes

Serving Size 1/2 cup
1 Point (2022/2023 Plan)
MyWW Points: 1 Blue Plan and 1 Green Plan
1 WW Freestyle Point and 1 Smart Point
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 142mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 164IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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