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Easy Pomodoro Sauce For One

This wonderful Pomodoro Sauce is made with just a few simple ingredients and can be ready in 20 minutes! This easy tomato sauce is made with tomatoes, garlic, and spices and is perfect served with pasta or chicken.

A bowl of pasta topped with tomato sauce plated on a metal tray with a glass of red wine

This Pomodoro Sauce recipe is one that every home cook should have.

The ingredient list is short, the sauce comes together quickly, and this delightful tomato sauce can elevate a simple bowl of pasta any day.

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What Is Pomodoro Sauce?

Pomodoro sauce is basically a flavorful Italian tomato sauce made with garlic, tomatoes, and spices. It is typically served with pasta.

You can certainly make pomodoro sauce with fresh tomatoes but I love using canned tomatoes because I always seem to have a can in my pantry. Using canned is convenient and enables me to be able to make the sauce quickly.

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A fork swirling spaghetti that is topped with tomato sauce on a metal tray with a glass of red wine


See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • canned tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • dried basil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • honey  

How To Make Pomodoro Sauce

  1. Begin by pouring a can of tomatoes with juices in a blender and pulse to form a coarse purée.
  2. Heat a little oil in a medium-sized saucepan and cook minced garlic until it begins to brown.
  3. Add in the tomato purée and season with a little dried basil and a touch of salt.
  4. Finally, stir in a little bit of honey to cut the acidity of the tomatoes.
  5. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until slightly thickened.

Not much can beat a big pot of tomato sauce simmering for hours on the stove. The aroma that fills your kitchen is amazing. But when you want a quick sauce to serve with your pasta, this easy pomodoro sauce recipe is ideal.

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Pomodoro Sauce For One | One Dish Kitchen

Easy Pomodoro Sauce Recipe For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: sauce
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 14.5-ounce canned whole tomatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey , or more to taste


  • Begin by pouring the can of tomatoes with juices in a blender and pulse to form a coarse purée.
  • Heat the oil in a medium-sized saucepan set to medium-high heat. Cook minced garlic until it begins to brown, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add in the tomato purée and season with the dried basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir in the honey.
  • Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings and honey as desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1163mg | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Iron: 0.2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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9 thoughts on “Easy Pomodoro Sauce For One”

    1. Hi Ann,

      Thanks so much for reaching out. The Pomodoro Sauce recipe is made on the stovetop, not in the microwave 🙂


  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for explaining what is pomodolo sauce I would have no clue. I love Italian food and often make Tomato sauce from scratch. I will try this next time 😀 Thank you!

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