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Simple Italian Sauce

Check out the information below for a delicious meal that you can make at home.

Nutrition Information
Phe (mg):38.3

Serving Size: ½ cup sauce (recipe makes 2 cups)
Calories (kcal): 111.2
Protein (g): 1.2
Exchanges: 2.5
Fat (g): 7


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups diced fresh Tomatoes (about 4 medium tomatoes)
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat a medium skillet over medium high heat.
  2. When hot add oil and onion. Stir occasionally for 2 – 3 minutes. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute longer.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients. Continue to cook over medium high until the sauce comes to a boil. Stir every few minutes.
  4. When the sauce comes to a boil reduce to heat to low. Cook uncovered for 8 – 10 minutes.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Notes: This is enough sauce to toss with 4 cups of cooked low-pro pasta or low-pro rice. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for two days and can also be frozen.

Nutritional information, including phenylalanine (Phe) counts, are estimated using the Metabolic Pro database created and maintained by Genetic Metabolic Dietitians International (GMDI).

Always consult your dietitian before making changes to your diet.

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