No-Cook Fresh Tomato Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing


about 3-1/2 cups

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
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
No-Cook Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition 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.