Giada's Marinara Sauce - lightened up

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 98.0
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 508.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g

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A healthier version of Giada De Laurentis' marinara sauce. A healthier version of Giada De Laurentis' marinara sauce.
Number of Servings: 6


    1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    1 celery stalk, finely chopped
    1 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
    1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
    1 dried bay leaves


In a large pot, heat the oil over a medium-high flame. Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the celery, carrots, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and bay leaves, and simmer uncovered over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 hour. Remove and discard the bay leaves. Season the sauce with more salt and pepper, to taste.

(The sauce can be made 1 day ahead. Cool, then cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium heat before using.) Or you can make double and freeze.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WAZZU.REN.

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    Awesome, I love her recipes, thanks for adding it to the database. : ) - 3/31/10

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