Neapolitan Sauce

Neapolitan Sauce

Neapolitan Sauce

This flavorful red sauce comes straight from Naples, Italy, where parsley and basil are considered staple ingredients in any great pasta sauce.


Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings


1/2 cup minced green bell pepper
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup coarsely chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cans (10 ounces each) no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Place bell pepper, onion, celery, garlic and oil in medium saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until onion is tender.
  2. Add tomatoes, parsley, basil, salt and black pepper. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 15 minutes; uncover. Cook and stir 10 minutes or until sauce thickens.

Nutritional Information

Calories 36
Calories from Fat 20 %
Total Fat 1 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 1 g
Sodium 86 mg

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 1-1/2

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