Go Back
+ servings
A plate of spaghetti with pomodoro sauce
Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Pomodoro Sauce (Sugo di Pomodoro)

Pomodoro Sauce is a simple, delicious Italian sauce made from fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic. We went all the way to Italy to learn this recipe and now we are sharing it with YOU!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
0 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pomodoro Sauce
Servings: 6
Calories: 66kcal
Author: Erica Walker



  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds or until garlic barely begins to become golden brown.
    Two cans of San mMrzano tomatoes, three tomatoes, a jar of olive oil, and some fresh basil on a counter
  • Carefully add whole tomatoes and a little salt and lower the heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes (or longer). When tomatoes are soft, use an immersion blender to blend tomatoes until smooth.
    An immersion blender blending tomatoes in a pan
  • Tear basil into smaller pieces and add to the sauce. Add more salt to taste. You want to add salt until it balances out the bright, acidic flavor of the tomatoes.
    A pan with pomodoro spaghetti sauce
  • Remove from heat and toss with your favorite pasta.
    A plate of spaghetti with pomodoro sauce


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg