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    Homemade Marinara Sauce

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    40 mins

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    Audrey M's Note:

    A quick and easy meal. This recipe comes from Cooking Light.

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    1. 1
      If fresh tomatoes aren't available, you can substitute a 28-ounce can of whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped, plus a 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes, undrained, instead.
    2. 2
      To balance the flavor and thicken the sauce, add 3 tablespoons of tomato paste and 1 teaspoon of sugar to the canned tomatoes.
    3. 3
      Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
    4. 4
      Add garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
    5. 5
      Add tomato, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil.
    6. 6
      Reduce heat; simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    7. 7
      Stir in basil and parsley, and cook 1 minute.
    8. 8
      Serve over pasta.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 31, 2005


      This is a very good and easy recipe to make and do use the fresh ripe tomatoes vs. can - fresh is always better! I increased the garlic to 3 Tbsp and the basil to 1/3 C also with a tad of jalapeno juice to give it a slight kick. I'm sure that I'll make this again soon.

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    • on May 05, 2011


      I had picked 10 lbs of ripe tomatoes and decided to make my very own homade marinara sauce. I searched many recipes and since I liked the idea of not having to seed and peel the tomatoes, I picked this one. In reality, I think it added more flavor to the sauce. Boy was I blown away! This recipe is delicious; best I've tasted and even my husband and 2 1/2 year old son loved it. Being a garlic lover, I just added another tbsp more and since I didn't have fresh basil, I used the dried variety. Works just as well. I served some of it up tonight using diced up turkey sausage and it was absolutely out of this world. I recommend this recipe to anyone who is a picky tomato sauce eater; like my husband! By the way, I pureed the marinara prior to adding any meat and saved the remainder; I plan on making Chicken Parmesan later! A definate keeper in our arsenal!

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    • on May 02, 2005


      Very good and yummy. :) This brings out the flavor of herbs and tomatoes nicely, so I recommend using ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs. I like garlic, so I used about 2 Tbs and a little more basil, 1/3 cup. I used canned tomatoes and 1/4 t pepper. I added a whole jalapeno for 10 minutes, then removed it, I like the subtle hotness. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Homemade Marinara Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (650 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 401.4
    Calories from Fat 44
    Total Fat 4.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 317.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 76.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.0 g
    Sugars 13.0 g
    Protein 15.1 g

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