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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Makes 4 servings        

Marinara Sauce

This tastes so fresh whether you use canned or fresh tomatoes.  It has just the right amount of onions, garlic, and herbs to make it perfect.  I've used it in everything-spaghetti, pizza, and lasagna.  It only takes 30 minutes to prepare, so it's great for last-minute meals or company. I have been canning jars of marinara sauce for the past few years when I have plenty of tomatoes.



1 Tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, thinly minced

1 (28 oz) can of whole or chopped tomatoes if whole,

    chop in a can with kitchen scissors

1 bay leaf (optional)

½ tsp salt

Herbs of choice: basil, thyme, oregano



(½ tsp if fresh, ¼ tsp if dry)


1.  Saute the onions in the olive oil over medium heat until soft and

     translucent; add the garlic and saute briefly for 30 seconds. 

2.  Add the tomatoes and juice to the pan with the onions and garlic.

3.  Add the herbs and bay leaf to the sauce.

4. Simmer sauce until slightly reduced and thickened.  Remove

     bay leaf if used.





marinara, tomatoes

Marinara Sauce Basic Ingredients
Basic Ingredients for Marinara Sauce
Roasted Tomatoes

If I have any fresh tomatoes on hand, I like



to roast thick slices, then quarter them



and add them to the sauce.  If you love



the flavor of garlic, roast some extra



cloves and drop them in the sauce.



Recipe here

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