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Oil-Free Calzone Dipping Sauce

This quick and easy recipe takes only a couple of minutes to put together and only thirty minutes of simmering before it is ready to enjoy. Great as a dipping sauce for calzones, it is also a perfect light sauce for most pasta dishes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Quick & Easy, Sauces/Condiments
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: red sauce, vegan
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 64kcal


  • 3 cups chopped or roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup homemade tomato paste (may substitute one tablespoon commercial tomato paste)
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic granules
  • salt to taste


  • Pulse tomatoes and tomato paste in a blender until fairly smooth. Transfer to a medium saucepan on medium-high heat. 
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a slow boil or a fast simmer. Cook uncovered for thirty minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Reduce heat to low and keep warm until ready to serve with calzones.



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3.4mg