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White Wine Tomato Sauce Recipe

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This white wine tomato sauce is simple to make with a few pantry staple ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes, white wine, and spices!  Slow simmered on the stove, this sauce is a great addition to your next pasta night.

An easy tomato sauce with white wine bursting with flavor, perfect to pour over spaghetti pasta, dip mozzarella sticks into, or use as a simple pizza sauce. The possibilities are endless with this easy no salt added marinara sauce. 

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Ok now THIS is an exciting recipe: a white wine pasta sauce that tastes unbelievable!  Made with just a few simple ingredients this sauce is great over your favorite pasta. And even though it doesn’t have many ingredients, this sauce is absolutely bursting with flavor!  Between the basil, garlic, and while wine, this sauce has it all.

Perfect when you want a light sauce that pairs well with a thick or stuffed pasta, and bold and flavorful enough to take on a capellini or spaghetti.  It’s vegetarian, dairy-free, and packed with lots of veggies and good ingredients.

This White Wine Tomato Sauce Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Garlicky
  • Simple
  • Versatile
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, and SO good!
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Make White Wine Tomato Sauce Plant-Based for a Better Version

This vegan white wine tomato sauce is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegetarian cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right.

By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make better meals for you and your family.

Which Wine Should I Use For This Pasta Sauce?

I recommend using a good dry wine in this recipe, one that is not too sweet. Make sure you use a good wine that you would drink.  A few recommendations are:

  • Pinot grigio – I usually use pinot grigio to make my wine pasta sauces. It’s crisp and slightly sweet, which pairs nicely with the tomatoes.
  • Chardonnay – I love the buttery oaky flavor of chardonnay wine, which adds a great complexity to this simple sauce.
  • Sauvignon blanc: a light wine with a nice acidity and sweetness.
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What’s In This Tomato Sauce with White Wine Recipe?

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • San Marzano Diced Tomatoes – an essential in any good tomato sauce is getting the best quality canned tomatoes you can find! I always use San Marzano tomatoes for sauces, especially in dishes where tomatoes are the star.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh garlic cloves
  • White Wine – I used a pinot grigio. 
  • Fresh Basil
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Add in Veggies If You’d Like

I sometimes add in mushrooms or fresh spinach to the sauce to pack some extra veggies in there.

But most of the time its just these simple ingredients, and a generous sauce-to-noodle ratio where I’m eating mostly sauce to go with a little bit of pasta.

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How Do I Make Pasta Sauce with Wine?

1. Finely chop the garlic, and julienne the basil. Set aside.
2. In a large saucepan, add the olive oil and begin by sautéing the garlic over low heat. Once it gets lightly brown and sauté for 3 minutes until the leaves are wilted slightly.
3. Add the can of tomatoes, juice and all.  Also add the white wine and the basil. Stir until all ingredients are mixed and simmer in low for 25 minutes!
4. One little trick I did was about 15 minutes in to cooking. I added half of the tomatoes into my Vitamix and blended the tomatoes for a bit to give it a smoother texture. Then added it back to the pan!

Toss with freshly cooked pasta, and enjoy.

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White Wine Tomato Sauce

Kelly Jensen
This white wine tomato sauce recipe is bright, fresh, and loaded with flavor! This dish features canned tomatoes, white wine, garlic, and olive oil for a simple and fresh burst of flavor in any dish.
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Condiment, Dinner, Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 90 kcal


  • 3 (28 ounce cans) San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 cup White Wine I used pinot grigio
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil julienned
  • Black Pepper optional


  • Finely chop the garlic, and julienne the basil. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, begin by sautéing the olive oil and garlic over low heat until the garlic gets slightly brown.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, juice and all.  Stir and add the white wine and the basil. Stir until all ingredients are mixed and simmer in low for 25 minutes!
  • Serve over pasta, garlic bread, as a dip for mozzarella sticks, or use as pizza sauce… the possibilities are endless!



Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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    • The Herbeevore

      Hello Karen – I like to use a pinot grigio white wine for this recipe – I find that it has just the right amount of sweetness, and pairs really nicely with the tomatoes. If you don’t want something as sweet, you could also use a chardonnay. For brands, I don’t have a particular favorite, but get something nice that you would want to drink (not the $3 bottles)

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