Homemade Marinara Sauce

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AuthorSheenaCategory, DifficultyBeginner

Makes 5 servings of 1 cup each. Nutrition per cup: Weight Watchers Points + 2 ~ Calories 115.6 ~ Fat 2.4 g ~ Carbs 21.7 g ~ Fiber 6.3 g ~ Protein 4.5 g

Marinara sauce is a popular, robust Italian sauce made with tomatoes, onions, and herbs.  A lot of times you will hear this sauce called "gravy."  Marinara sauce is usually a little spicier than other standard tomato sauces due to the amount of garlic & a little crushed red pepper.  This sauce is easy to prepare but needs to cook for about 3 hrs.  It is versatile and can be used in various Italian dishes, you can also transform marinara into a fantastic cream sauce (vodka sauce w/o the vodka).  Once you make a big batch, store it in the freezer.  Beware.....once you make your own sauce,  you will no longer enjoy the jarred stuff.

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time3 hrsTotal Time3 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients:

 1 Medium onion, chopped
 6 Cloves garlic, slivered
 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
 2 tsp Salt
 28 oz Cans crushed tomatoes
 28 oz San Marzano tomatoes
 3 Large basil leaves
 A few dashed of crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:

1

In a large stock pot over medium heat add EVOO, onions, garlic & crushed red pepper.

2

Saute until onions are tender

3

Add both cans of tomatoes, salt & basil.

4

Mix to combine, “mash” the large chunks of tomatoes with a wooden spoon/spatula; leave enough chunks for a “chunky” style marinara sauce.

5

Bring to boil and cover.

6

Once covered; turn heat to low and simmer for 3-4 hrs. (the longer it cooks the sweeter & richer it tastes)

7

Stir occasionally when cooking. (every 20-30 min)

8

Serve or Store for later

9

If you feel that your marinara needs a little more flavor: Add Italian seasoning to your taste

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 5


Amount Per Serving
Calories 115.6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.4g4%
Total Carbohydrate 21.7g8%
Dietary Fiber 6.3g26%
Protein 4.5g9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 1 Medium onion, chopped
 6 Cloves garlic, slivered
 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
 2 tsp Salt
 28 oz Cans crushed tomatoes
 28 oz San Marzano tomatoes
 3 Large basil leaves
 A few dashed of crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

1

In a large stock pot over medium heat add EVOO, onions, garlic & crushed red pepper.

2

Saute until onions are tender

3

Add both cans of tomatoes, salt & basil.

4

Mix to combine, “mash” the large chunks of tomatoes with a wooden spoon/spatula; leave enough chunks for a “chunky” style marinara sauce.

5

Bring to boil and cover.

6

Once covered; turn heat to low and simmer for 3-4 hrs. (the longer it cooks the sweeter & richer it tastes)

7

Stir occasionally when cooking. (every 20-30 min)

8

Serve or Store for later

9

If you feel that your marinara needs a little more flavor: Add Italian seasoning to your taste

Homemade Marinara Sauce

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