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A trip to the Olive Garden inspired me to create this recipe. This is a quick, easy and versatile Marinara Sauce with a delicious fresh taste. Serve over cooked spaghetti, ravioli or other pasta; sprinkle with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Or chill and serve as a salsa with garlic bread sticks or tostitos.
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- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
- 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
- 2 tablespoons sugar (to taste) or 1/2-3/4 teaspoon Equal sugar substitute (to taste) or 2 tablespoons Splenda sugar substitute, granules (to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1In a saucepan, saute the onions, but do not let them brown.
- 2To the saucepan, add the liquid drained from the diced tomatoes. Add the basil, Italian seasonings, sugar (or sugar substitute) and crushed red peppers. Simmer liquid and spices for about 30 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
- 3Add the diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes and cook just until heated, about 1 minute.
- 4If you prefer, you can used whole tomatoes and dice them, saving any tomato liquid for Step 2.
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Nutritional Facts for Marinara Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (300 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 98.9
- Calories from Fat 4
- Total Fat 0.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 581.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 24.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
- Sugars 15.3 g
- Protein 2.4 g
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