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Low Sodium Pasta Sauce Over Spaghetti
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4 from 4 votes

Low Sodium Pasta Sauce

Robust, flavorful low sodium pasta sauce with only 15% the sodium of jarred pasta sauce!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Condiment, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: low sodium pasta sauce
Servings: 12 1/2 cup
Calories: 79kcal


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 oz tomato paste no salt added
  • 3 14.5oz can diced tomatoes no salt added
  • 6 fl oz dry red wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar


  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add tomato paste. Cook, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until tomato paste develops a deep color.
  • Add diced tomatoes, wine, water, spices, salt and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Optional: Depending on your sauce consistency preference, blend sauce using an immersion blender or traditional stand blender. I like to leave mine a little chunky, but it is completely up to you how smooth you want to make your sauce!
  • Add vinegar. Feel free to add more to taste!


Nutrition Facts (per 1/2 cup serving):
79 calories
3.8g fat
0.5g saturated fat
0mg cholesterol
70mg sodium
8.5g carbohydrate
3g fiber
0.35g added sugar
1.8g protein
57mg calcium
393mg potassium
39mg phosphorus
25mg oxalate