Low Sodium Tomato Sauce with Basil Recipe (No Salt Added)

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This low sodium tomato sauce is a bright and fresh recipe, ready in just 30 minutes. With fresh or canned tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil, tossed with your favorite noodles.

This dinner is a fantastic recipe to make with extra tomatoes. Serve with a side of low sodium garlic bread, and a family style salad with low sodium dressing for a healthy and complete dinner!

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Angel hair pomodoro is one of our favorite easy weeknight meals!  It’s a great recipe to make if you have fresh tomatoes (in summer) or salt-free canned tomatoes (in winter).

I love that this low sodium sauce is simple to cook on a weeknight, yet elegant enough to serve to guests. This low salt tomato sauce is perfect when you want a fresh sauce that pairs well a long pasta like capellini (angel hair) 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 Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe Is

  • Fresh
  • Bright
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Garlicky
  • Simple
  • Versatile
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and SO good!

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A Fantastic Low Sodium Pasta Sauce Recipe

Pastas and noodles are one of our staples on a low sodium diet – most have 0mg sodium. However, it can be tough to fine a store-bought sauce, so I love using bright fresh flavors to make my own.

This low salt tomato basil sauce is perfect for a tasty meal for the family, and also great to make for company if you are having guests for dinner. This low sodium tomato sauce takes only 20-30 minutes to cook, so you can enjoy extra time to prep sides or a salad. Browse all our low sodium pasta and sauce recipes here!

What’s In This Low Sodium Tomato Sauce with Basil Recipe?

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  • Fresh Tomatoes – I used garden cherry tomatoes for mine – I freeze my extra tomatoes from the summer so I can enjoy them in dishes like this year-round.
  • No Salt Added 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 have no added salt, are BPA free and more eco-friendly than aluminum cans.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s inexpensive & like to keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry.  For the quality of oil you get, it’s an excellent value.
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Basil
  • Unsalted Butter  – we only use unsalted butter in all our recipes, it’s a great way to cut down on your salt & sodium intake with a simple swap.
  • Tellicherry Peppercorns: It’s amazing the flavor difference you can get with really good tellicherry black pepper.  I like these tellicherry peppercorn which is the same price is buying pre-ground, and has exponentially more flavor.  
  • Angel Hair (Capellini) Pasta – I love the thin, delicate strands of angel hair pasta, they pair perfectly with this bright fresh sauce.
  • (optional!) Salt Substitute – while most of my recipes don’t call for added salt or a salt substitute, I found that sprinkling one one this sauce made a nice finish!

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One of the Best Low Sodium Vegetarian Recipes

This low sodium tomato sauce with basil is fantastic vegetarian recipe that everyone will love. It’s loaded with fresh vegetables, herbs, spices, and good olive oil. It’s a great way to get some extra vegetables onto the table too!

Browse all our low sodium vegetarian recipes here for more fresh & delicious dinner ideas. These meatless meals are great to enjoy from breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert!

How Do I Make Low Salt Tomato Sauce for Pasta?

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, toss with 1 tbsp olive oil, and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, add the butter and remainder olive oil and begin by sautéing the garlic over low heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until edges begin to brown. Add in the fresh tomatoes, and stir.
  3. Pour in the canned tomatoes to the pot, adding the canning liquid/sauce as well.  Add basil and pepper. If you are going to add a salt substitute, add now (optional step). Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Simmer on low for 15 minutes. Sauce should thicken and become jammy.
  4. When the sauce is finished cooking, add the sauce over cooked pasta, and garnish with extra basil.

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Low Sodium Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

AuthorKelly Jensen
This low sodium tomato sauce with basil is a bright and fresh recipe, ready in just 30 minutes. With fresh or canned tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil, tossed with your favorite noodles.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, pasta
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 467 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces pasta of choice
  • cup olive oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves Garlic minced
  • 16 ounces cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 1 14- ounce package no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup Fresh Basil julienned, plus extra for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground Tellicherry Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Salt Substitute optional

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, and set aside.
  • In a large pot, add unsalted butter and olive oil and begin by sautéing the garlic over low heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until edges begin to brown. Add in the fresh tomatoes, and stir.
  • Pour in the canned tomatoes to the pot, adding the canning liquid/sauce as well.  Add basil and pepper. If you are going to add a salt substitute, add now (optional step). Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Simmer on low for 15 minutes. Sauce should thicken and become jammy.
  • When the sauce is finished cooking, add the sauce over cooked pasta, and garnish with extra basil.

Nutrition

Calories: 467kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 10gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 605mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 936IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 3mg

*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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