No-Cook Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe
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No-Cook Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Try this sauce at times when you have a box of pasta or a store-bought pizza shell and need a sure-fire topping. Dinner is served. —Julianne Schnuck, Taste of Home Designer
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds assorted fresh tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 4-1/2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot cooked angel hair pasta or spaghetti
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup sauce: 64 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place tomatoes in a large bowl; stir in basil, oil and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let stand at room temperature until juices are released from tomatoes, 30-60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Serve with hot pasta. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: about 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as No-Cook Fresh Tomato Sauce in Taste of Home April/May 2015, p51

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 255730
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2016

"Great way to use summer's bounty of tomatoes. Made for a light, meatless dinner. I used a mixture of red cherry tomatoes, yellow cherry tomatoes, and regular tomatoes. Topped with crushed red pepper for a kick."

tlwaltz User ID: 2184004 253709
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2016

"A summertime treat when using fresh ingredients right out of the garden. Simple to make and tastes fantastic! We refer to this recipe as Margherita pasta Sauce . NOTE: Since the sauce will tend to cool off the pasta, we simply add the sauce into the pot of drained pasta and heat for a few minutes."

Summersh User ID: 6640270 239828
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"Very easy and delicious."

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 234917
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"Very tasty. A great way to use extra tomatoes from the garden."

MY REVIEW User ID: 111664 224800
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"Easy and yummy!"

momtomatt User ID: 1197551 224611
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2015

"What can I say? This is a perfect recipe and so simple! I look forward to making this with tomatoes from my garden this summer. But I am thankful for hothouse tomatoes now! :) Using freshly grated Parmesan cheese and freshly grated black pepper is a must!"

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