I use this marinara sauce when I'm in a crunch to make dinner when I come home from work in the evenings. You don't need a lot of time to make this and it tastes like it's been simmering all day. It's also a very inexpensive sauce and it can be frozen and saved when made in large batches.
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- 1In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil on medium-low heat.
- 2Add chopped onion and saute 5-10 minutes until translucent being careful not to burn.
- 3Add chopped garlic and saute 2 minutes.
- 4Add red wine and reduce to half.
- 5Add crushed tomatoes, water, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil.
- 6Cover, reduce heat and simmer for at least 15 minutes.
- 7Serve over pasta or with your favorite pasta recipe (i.e. baked ziti, lasagne, stuffed shells, etc.).
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Nutritional Facts for Basic Marinara Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (326 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 172.4
- Calories from Fat 67
- Total Fat 7.4 g
- Saturated Fat 1.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 266.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 18.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
- Sugars 0.9 g
- Protein 3.7 g