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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 174.1
  • Total Fat: 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.9 mg
  • Sodium: 527.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 10.2 g

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Marinara Sauce- Basic

Submitted by: MRS243

Introduction

Very tasty sauce. Super easy to make. My grandmother taught me how to make this sauce growing up. I usually make four times this recipe and freeze 3 portions so I always have fresh sauce. So much better than any pre-made sauce you can buy. Very tasty sauce. Super easy to make. My grandmother taught me how to make this sauce growing up. I usually make four times this recipe and freeze 3 portions so I always have fresh sauce. So much better than any pre-made sauce you can buy.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 Tbsp Olive Oil
    1/4 (4-5 cloves) head of garlic, finely chopped
    1- 28oz can of diced,whole, or crushed tomatoes with juice
    1 tsp sugar
    1/4 lbs fresh grated parmesan or romano cheese
    5 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
    salt & pepper (optional)

Directions

over med-low heat saute garlic in oil until translucent, but not brown, about 1-2 mins.

add tomatoes and juice (if using diced or whole crush with hands to break apart and squeeze juice out) bring to a boil. add sugar and stir.

add cheese in three additions, stirring well between each addition.

Return to a boil, reduce to low heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness, atleast 60 mins and up to 4 hours.

add basil (and salt & pepper if desired) during last 15 mins.

Serve over pasta alone or add chicken, ground meat, sausage, meatballs, etc.

Serves 6 depending on how much sauce you like.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MRS243.






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