Use this homemade marinara for spaghetti, lasagna, pita pizza, chicken Parmesan and meatball subs. The red wine can be omitted, if desired.

Serves 10

Ingredients:

       
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
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  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
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  • 1 cup red wine
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  • 5 cups no-salt-added crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
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  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano
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  • 1 tablespoon dry basil
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  • 2 teaspoons sugar
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  • 1 teaspoon salt
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  • 1/4 teaspoon ground fennel
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  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the olive oil. Once the pan becomes hot, add the onion. Stir continuously for about 2 minutes. Add garlic; stir for 1 minute. Add wine and let mixture reduce by half. Add remaining ingredients. Stir and let simmer on very low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: 1/2 cup
  • Total carbohydrate: 10 g
  • Dietary fiber: 2 g
  • Sodium: 274 mg
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
  • Total fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Calories: 52
Last Updated: 2016-04-23
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