fresh chopped tomatoes in a skillet with oil and garlic
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fresh chopped tomatoes on a cutting board
fresh chopped tomatoes on a cutting board with salt and pepper
garlic cooking in olive oil
tomatoes and salt and pepper in skillet with oil and garlic

Cook until the tomatoes have released all their juices and get soft.  The tomato juice will combine with the oil and garlic to create a very light sauce.  This should take about 10 minutes.  Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.  Tear fresh basil and add to the sauce.  It is now ready to serve over pasta.

If you aren’t using right away, let the sauce cool completely and put in a container with a lid.  Refrigerate for up to a week.  Just reheat on the stove when you are ready to use.

cooked tomatoes, oil and garlic with seasoning
finished fresh tomato sauce
fresh chopped tomatoes in a skillet with oil and garlic

Fresh Tomato Sauce With Basil

Using the freshest tomatoes, garlic and basil, create a delicious fresh and fast tomato sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine General
Servings 4 Served
Calories 10 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 3 Heaping Cups of Mixed Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tsp. Onion powder
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Small handful of fresh basil leaves


  • Heat the oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until the garlic is soft and fragrant. About 2 minutes.
  • Add all the chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper, oregano and onion powder and stir. Cook until the tomatoes release all their juices, get soft and create a light sauce. (About 10 minutes) Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Finish the sauce with fresh, torn basil leaves.


Calories: 10kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 59mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.1mg
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