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Marinara Sauce

This recipe is for a versatile and healthy marinara sauce that can be used to with pasta, to top a pizza or to cook seafood.

Per Half Cup Serving: 61 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 2 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium
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Yield: 6 servings (3 cups)


  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 can (28 oz) petite diced tomatoes in juice
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup sliced fresh basil


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; sauté 6 minutes until tender. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and crushed red pepper flakes and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes for flavors to blend.

Toss with pasta, top a pizza, or add a bit of white wine and use to simmer fresh seafood such as clams and chunks of cod for a quick seafood stew.

Photo, recipe created and nutritional analysis completed by Terry Grieco Kenny for DietsInReview.com

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I love how simple this and that I can make a large batch and freeze it for later. Quick dinners all the time!

posted Jul 27th, 2011 3:35 pm


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