Recipe: 3 Ingredient Tomato Sauce in 12 Minutes!

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If you have a home garden you must have an abundance of tomatoes coming in now – as I do. Although I love to eat them raw, I had so many I had to cook some of them. I quickly whipped up this amazing tomato sauce with just 3 ingredients and it all happened in 12 minutes!

If you do not write or receive a weekly meal plan, you may have some days in which dinner time creeps up on you… unprepared. I hate those days!

Today was just such a day, but I had an idea to use my homegrown tomatoes in a quick sauce, over chopped beef or chopped turkey.

Quick Homegrown Tomatoes

The recipe calls for only 3 ingredients that you are sure to have on hand, onions, garlic and tomatoes. You can also add fresh or dried herbs to further spice it up!

tomato sauce

3 Ingredient Tomato Sauce in 12 Minutes!

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 2 - 3 servings


  • 3 - 4 large homegrown tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 - 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • Sea salt pepper and herbs to taste


  1. Preheat the pan to medium and add some avocado oil for sauteing
  2. Chop the onion and add to the pan – stir and cook until soft (about 6 minutes)
  3. Chop the tomatoes and add to the pan – stir and cook until softened (about 3 - 4 minutes)
  4. Chop the garlic and add to the pan at the very end for about 30 seconds
  5. Take off the heat and serve or set aside for later


  • Large fry pan
  • Knife to chop

At the end, add a tablespoon of fresh herbs such as basil, oregano or thyme – or a teaspoon of dried herbs. Serve over chopped beef or turkey as a Paleo meal.

If you cannot tolerate tomatoes here are two fabulous sauce ideas!

Video/Recipe: The No Tomato Sauce (SCD/GAPS)

Recipe: Butternut Squash Zoodle Sauce (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, SCD)

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  • Judee@gluten freeA-Z Blog September 1, 2016, 3:24 am

    Tomatoes are abundant, and I love this quick and easy sauce that could be used in so many ways- Just whiz it all up in a Vitamix and you have a simple soup … thanks

    • Dr. Jill September 2, 2016, 7:34 pm

      Hi Judee,
      Oh that sounds like a great idea!

  • Tiffany @ Dilesia October 31, 2016, 6:09 am

    Easy and tasty! This is an amazing tomato sauce. Thank you! Do you think of adding some fresh basil or mint leaves in it?

    • Dr. Jill October 31, 2016, 4:40 pm

      Hi Tiffany,
      Sure – any fresh herbs would be lovely!

  • Jennifer March 3, 2017, 4:02 pm

    This is amazingly tasty!!! Never thought that only 3 ingredients can make such a lovely sauce…. Thanks for the recipe… Now I can make this any time and serve at my table 🙂 I use Infinity Jars to keep them fresh for a long time.