If you ever went looking for a low sodium jarred marinara sauce at the grocery store and didn't have any luck, you can easily make your own at home. My favorite marinara sauce is from Rao's. It has 330 mg for ½ cup of sauce and that is quite a lot. My recipe has only 26 mg of sodium.
Tips for Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce
To make the sauce more flavorful you can sub in low sodium chicken broth or wine in place of the water that the recipe calls for. There are some comments below about adding wine to the recipe but feel free to do that if you wish. Again adding wine or chicken broth instead of water is optional.
I like to buy the jars of already chopped garlic that are at the grocery store to save time on dicing the garlic myself. You can buy fresh garlic and chop that yourself.
Marinara sauce and spaghetti noodles can be a quick meal to make at home. Add in some ground beef for some protein or if you're a vegetarian or vegan Banza pasta has a pretty decent source of protein in just the noodles.
This spaghetti sauce without the ground beef added to it is 1 smart point per serving.
I like to buy the 96% lean ground beef at Wal-mart to add to this pasta sauce. One 2oz serving of this sauce with the ground beef added is 2 smart points.
How to Low Sodium Marinara Sauce
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Spray a non-stick pan with cooking spray. Set to medium-low heat.
Cook the onions until they're translucent and add the tomato sauce and tomato paste; then water. Stir in all the spices, and let the sauce simmer on low for 30 minutes. Adding in ground beef is optional.
Serving size: ½ cup.
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Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 30 min
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
If you ever went looking for a low sodium jarred marinara sauce at the grocery store and didn't have any luck, you can easily make your own at home.
- ¼ cup chopped onions
- 15 oz no salt added tomato sauce (canned)
- 8 tablespoons of no salt added tomato past (Hunt's)
- 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
- 3 tsps garlic, diced or minced
- 1 ½ tsps ground oregano
- 2 tbsps leaves basil (dried)
- ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 ½ cups of water
- Spray a non-stick pan with cooking spray. Set to medium-low heat.
- Cook the onions until they're translucent and add the tomato sauce and tomato paste; then water. Stir in all the spices, and let the sauce simmer on low for 30 minutes. Adding in ground beef is optional.
- Serving size: ½ cup.
My WW Personal Points: 2 Click here to see in recipe builder (will have to log in)
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Italian
- Serving Size: ½ cup
- Calories: 35
- Sugar: 5g
- Sodium: 26mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 8g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 1g
Keywords: low sodium spaghetti sauce
Dr. Barbara R Edwards says
This is a great recipe for low-sodium spaghetti sauce. It's great when you can eat healthy while also eating tasty! Yum!
What other types of recipes are you looking for?
Finally I found a no salt recipe that can taste good.
Need more "barely salt" recipes!
Howard Pratt says
i don`t think you can make spaghetti sauce any better unless you use salt. I altered the recipe by adding chopped green pepper and Morton salt substitute and a little less sugar.