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    Simple Marinara Sauce

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    1 hr 11 mins

    3 mins

    1 hr 8 mins

    Nado2003's Note:

    I got this recipe from my neighbor who spent three years studying in Italy, her boyfriend's real Italian mother made it.

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    1. 1
      I usually quadruple this recipe because the sauce keeps so well and we eat it for days.
    2. 2
      Pre-heat heavy saucepan on medium heat, add olive oil and onion, stir until onion is clear (3-4 minutes).
    3. 3
      Add content of tomato can (s) and salt, stir to blend.
    4. 4
      Bring to bubbles, reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until onion is softened (60 minutes).
    5. 5
      While simmering, use wooden spoon, smash whole tomatoes into quarters.
    6. 6
      Serve over penne, cooked al-dente.
    7. 7
      Top with fresh shredded Parmiagian cheese (vegan, omit cheese).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 19, 2009


      I had half a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes to use so cut this recipe down to take advantage. About half-way through the cook time I added some fresh chopped basil since my tomatoes were plain. Served over whole wheat rotini. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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    • on November 16, 2007


      It is amazing how simple it is to make marinara sauce, I refuse to buy it from the jar now. This is simple and tastes very fresh. I did use crushed tomatoes and kosher salt, but I don't think that changed the outcome. You can use this in all sorts of recipes. I used it last night in Skillet Parmesan Chicken.

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Marinara Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (249 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 97.5
    Calories from Fat 34
    Total Fat 3.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1024.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 10.4 g
    Protein 2.1 g

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