Fitness & Nutrition

Make your Own Healthy Spaghetti Sauce

By on 01/04/2018

Make this quick spaghetti sauce instead of opening a store-bought jar filled with salt and preservatives. In 30 minutes, you’ll have a homemade pasta sauce that tastes like it took hours to make.


  • tsp olive oil
  • small yellow onion chopped
  • garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • can (28 oz)  crushed tomatoes
  • Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 10 oz whole wheat spaghetti or other multigrain pasta (dry)
  • Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is softened.
  • Add tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, about 15 minutes. Add parsley and simmer another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until just tender. In a colander, drain pasta and return pasta to pot.
  • Add 1/4 cup tomato sauce to pasta and toss to coat.
  • Transfer pasta to bowls and top with remaining sauce, Parmesan cheese and additional parsley, if desired.

Nutritional Info

1 cup cooked pasta
1/2 cup sauce

Calories: 348
Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 2mg
Sodium: 381mg
Carbohydrates: 69g
Fiber: 10g
Protein: 19g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 5, 2017

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