This low sodium spaghetti sauce is simple to make with a few pantry staple ingredients like no salt added tomatoes, white wine, and spices! Slow simmered on the stove, this sauce is a great addition to your next pasta night.
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Ok now THIS is an exciting recipe: a low sodium spaghetti sauce that actually tastes good! Made with just a few simple ingredients this sauce is great over your favorite pasta. And even though it doesn’t have many ingredients, this sauce is absolutely bursting with flavor! Between the basil, garlic, and while wine, this sauce brings serious flavor.
Perfect when you want a light sauce that pairs well with a thick or stuffed pasta, and bold and flavorful enough to take on a capellini or spaghetti. It’s vegetarian, gluten-free, and packed with lots of veggies and good nutrients (you can read all about the health benefits of tomatoes here!).
This Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce Recipe Is:
- Loaded with Flavor
- Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and SO good!
Make Spaghetti Sauce Low Sodium for a Healthier Version
This low sodium spaghetti sauce recipe is a simple meal to make without the salt. I’m all about making recipes low sodium when I can. Low sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around fresh ingredients and bright flavorful spices you can make healthier meals for you and your family. Check out all my low sodium recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.
When we say ‘low sodium’ we mean that overall this recipe does not add extra salt or sodium from preservatives. Only you and your doctor know the exact amount of sodium that you should consume, so be sure that you are aligned with a medical professional. Also, our ingredients may differ from yours, so please double check all labels before consuming (especially canned tomatoes!) … and this recipe can be a great addition to your happy healthy life.
White Wine In Pasta Sauce, Every Time!
I also love the sweet and complex flavor of a white wine in this sauce. And OK fine, I also like to have a glass while cooking it, its like an extra incentive to making this. I like a dry white wine like Pinot Grigio but if you have anything else in hand it will do! Just use anything that you would also drink (so you also can have a glass while cooking, #TreatYoSelf).
What’s In This Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce Recipe?
- Diced Tomatoes: I only use no salt added diced tomatoes, these boxed tomatoes are really great to stock up on! I like boxed tomatoes better because they are BPA free and more eco-friendly than aluminum cans. If you haven’t read about the dangers of consuming foods stored in BPA cans, head over to Nutrition Facts to read more.
- Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity Zoe olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s really inexpensive online here, so I keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry. For the quality of oil you get, it’s an excellent value, I would highly recommend!
- Garlic: I use fresh garlic when I have it, and this great jarred organic garlic when I don’t have fresh. It’s actually super convenient to have pre-chopped garlic on hand for quick and easy meal prep.
- White Wine
- Fresh Basil
If you’re adding a little pepper, I’d recommend…
- Tellicherry Peppercorns: It’s amazing the flavor difference you can get with really good tellicherry black pepper. Amazon has a generic brand tellicherry peppercorn which is the same price is buying pre-ground, and has a million times more flavor… so I use these really great tellicherry peppercorns, which I would definitely recommend.
I sometimes add in mushrooms or fresh spinach to the sauce to pack some extra veggies in there. But most of the time its just the simple ingredients, and an insane sauce-to-noodle ratio where I’m eating mostly sauce to go with a little bit of pasta.
How Do I Make This No Salt Added Spaghetti Sauce Recipe?
1. Finely chop the garlic, and julienne the basil. Set aside.
2. In a large saucepan, add the olive oil and begin by sautéing the garlic over low heat. Once it gets lightly brown and sauté for 3 minutes until the leaves are wilted slightly.
3. Add the can of tomatoes, juice and all. Also add the white wine and the basil. Stir until all ingredients are mixed and simmer in low for 25 minutes!
4. One little trick I did was about 15 minutes in to cooking. I added half of the tomatoes into my Vitamix and blended the tomatoes for a bit to give it a smoother texture. Then added it back to the pan!
Toss with freshly cooked pasta, and enjoy!
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Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce
- 3 28 ounce cans No-Salt-Added Diced Tomatoes
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 6 cloves Garlic
- 1 cup White Wine
- 1/4 cup Fresh Basil julienned
- freshly ground Tellicherry Black Pepper optional
- Finely chop the garlic, and julienne the basil. Set aside.
- In a large saucepan, begin by sautéing the olive oil and garlic over low heat until the garlic gets slightly brown.
- Add the diced tomatoes, juice and all. Stir and add the white wine and the basil. Stir until all ingredients are mixed and simmer in low for 25 minutes!
- Serve over pasta, garlic bread, as a dip for mozzarella sticks, or use as pizza sauce... the possibilities are endless!
Low Sodium RecipesConsult with your doctor or a medical professional to decide how much sodium is right for you. And always check the labels on your food before cooking, especially canned items like tomatoes! Just because something is labeled as "low sodium" does not always mean that it fits in with your dietary needs.
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*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.
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