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    Healthy Marinara Sauce

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    1. 1
      Puree tomatoes and tomato paste in a blender or food processor.
    2. 2
      In a medium saucepan, heat oil briefly, and add garlic. Saute 15 seconds, being careful not to let it brown.
    3. 3
      Add pureed tomatoes, oregano, salt, pepper, and wine. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
    4. 4
      Remove from heat and stir in parsley.
    5. 5
      Makes 13 servings

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    • on June 15, 2003


      This sauce was so easy and very tasty. I triple the amount and put it in the crockpot on low all day long, it made all the spices and all blend very well. Thanx for a great easy recipe!!

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    • on February 25, 2011


      Even though I didn't have everything available to make this sauce, I still used it as a base recipe for what I made...and it is easily the best marinara I've ever cooked. I'm more of a meat guy, so for this to have enough flavor to make me take more than a couple of spoonfuls out of the pot to "taste" it...then I know it's a winner. :-) Changes I made...
      1. Instead of the can of plum tomatoes and the tomato paste, I did 1-14.5oz can of diced tomatoes (pureed them in my processor, but not too much), 2-8oz cans of tomato sauce, and 1-6oz can of tomato paste)...and then I doubled the amounts to make a bigger batch.
      2. I added about half of a small onion in with the garlic to saute on low heat for more than the 15 seconds, more like 2 minutes...if your heat is low enough you won't have to worry about the browning and bitterness that can result of burning the garlic.
      3. I used 2 Tablespoons of dried parsley, and 2 Tablespoons of Oregano (keep in mind I doubled this batch), I also added basil, onion powder, paprika, celery salt, splenda (on a diet) and a pinch of let's see, if it were to be a single batch, this would be the measurements I would have used.
      1 T Dried Parsley
      1 T Dried Oregano
      1 T Splenda
      1/2 t Dried Basil
      1/2 t Onion Powder
      1/2 t Paprika
      1/2 t Salt
      1/4 t Pepper
      1/4 t Celery Salt
      Pinch of Cayenne
      It sounds like I changed it a lot, but I really didn't...I used Merlot instead of cooking know what they say, never cook with a wine that you wouldn't drink yourself. I also enjoyed finishing the bottle as I made this sauce. Anyways, thank you so much...Great recipe!!!

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    • on June 09, 2007


      Tasty marinara sauce and so easy to make. Used it for Gnocchi With Meatballs (Baked or Not!) and served it with Vita potato gnocchi (shelf-stable kind), and meatballs Sweet and Sour Meatballs that I had in the freezer, and mozzarella cheese. Added this one to my favorite zaar recipe binder. A great marinara sauce that I will make again and again. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Healthy Marinara Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (78 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 13

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 30.3
    Calories from Fat 8
    Total Fat 0.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 153.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 1.2 g

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