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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 135.2
  • Total Fat: 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 488.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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Giada's Tomato Sauce, Classic Italian

Submitted by: 60SIXTY

Introduction

I have kept this recipe ever since Giada first appeared on Food Network.
Store brands often have sweeteners added.
Has a lot of butter. Can reduce the amount for lower fat. This is the original recipe & is calculated WITHOUT the butter.
I have kept this recipe ever since Giada first appeared on Food Network.
Store brands often have sweeteners added.
Has a lot of butter. Can reduce the amount for lower fat. This is the original recipe & is calculated WITHOUT the butter.

Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    1 small onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 stalk celery, chopped
    1 carrot, chopped
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    2 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
    2 dried bay leaves
    [Optional: Not in the calculation: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, optional}

Directions

In a large casserole pot or Dutch over, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add celery and carrots and season with salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and bay leaves and simmer uncovered on low heat for 1 hour or until thick. Remove bay leaves and check for seasoning. If sauce still tastes acidic, add unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon at a time to round out the flavors.
Add 1/2 the tomato sauce into the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Continue with remaining tomato sauce.
If not using all the sauce, allow it to cool completely and pour 1 to 2 cup portions into freezer plastic bags. This will freeze up to 6 months. Giada said she keeps in refrigerator 7-14 days.


Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user 60SIXTY.






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