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This Italian tomato sauce is perfect to serve with bread and a tossed salad with vinegar and oil dressing.




  • 1 slice thick sliced bacon or pancetta, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, mincedClose up photo of italian tomato sauce over pasta with parmasan cheese.
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 5 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped
  • 6 cups cooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook bacon in olive oil until golden. Add garlic and onion and cook gently until onion is softened and transparent.

  2. Add tomatoes, wine and chopped basil leaves. Simmer 40 to 50 minutes.

  3. Serve over spaghetti or other pasta of choice or gnocchi. Sprinkle with

    parmesan cheese.

Serves 4. 


Nutrition Facts   
Servings Per Recipe: 4  
Amounts Per Serving  
Calories: 446  
  % Daily Value
Total Fat: 10 g 15%
Saturated Fat: 3 g 16%
Cholesterol: 11 mg 4%
Sodium: 263 mg 11%
Carbohydrate: 70 g 23%
Dietary Fiber: 6 g 23%
Protein: 17 g 34%
Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 55%
Folacin 11%
Calcium 17%
Iron 22%
Potassium 14%

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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