3.76 from 37 votes
Fresh Grape Tomato Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This fresh grape tomato sauce uses only four ingredients and takes 15 minutes to make. It's made with basil, garlic, and olive oil. Bright red, grape or cherry tomatoes are cooked in a pan until burst open to create a juicy, creamy, sauce that comes together in minutes.

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories per Serving: 93 kcal
Author: pasta-based
  • 4 cups fresh grape tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Slice grape tomatoes in half and set aside. Slice fresh garlic cloves and set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil on medium-heat until crackling. Add fresh garlic and sauté for a minute or two until fragrant, but not browned. 

  3. Add sliced grape tomatoes and fresh basil, stir. Cook until grape tomatoes start to burst open, about 6 minutes. 

  4. Scoop half of the grape tomatoes into a food processor or blender.* Blend until smooth. 

  5. Add blended tomatoes back into the saucepan, and stir until heated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes to meld flavors. Serve warm over pasta.

Recipe Notes

*If you would rather a smoother sauce, without any tomato skins, blend all the tomatoes instead of half.

This recipe makes about 1.5 cups of sauce

Nutrition Facts
Fresh Grape Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving (0.75 cup)
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 730mg21%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 2545IU51%
Vitamin C 42.7mg52%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.