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 Marinara Sauce     Makes about 4 servings

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 our Marinara Sauce in everything-spaghetti, pizza, subs, and lasagna.  It only takes 30 minutes to prepare, so it's great for last-minute meals or company.  I can jars of marinara sauce when I have plenty of tomatoes.

•  If you use fresh tomatoes, the skin will need to be removed. To do this, place the       whole tomatoes in a pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds to a minutes or         until the skin begins to peel back.  Then quickly dip in ice water to cool so it can         be safely peeled.  After peeling, chop, then place in a medium pot and bring to a     boil over medium-high heat.  Then quickly lower the heat, and cook for 15

   minutes while stirring constantly.  Proceed with recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This recipe along with our Meatball Recipe makes a great filling for a sub!

If you have any fresh tomatoes available (I like Romas) , cut them into thick slices and roast (about 400°F) until edges are starting to turn brown.  Then quarter those slices and add to the sauce.  If you love garlic, add a few cloves to the slices while you are roasting them, just watch for burning.

               Carmelize the onions to add another layer of flavor.  Sooo good!

•  Use an immersion blender if you like a smoother sauce,

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Basic ingredients for our Best Marinara Sauce.
Roasted Tomatoes
Our Marinara Sauce topping a plate of spiral pasta.

 

Marinara Sauce

Ingredients

•  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

 

 

•  Chopped herbs of choice: basil, thyme, oregano                                                           

 

 

   (½ tsp each if fresh, ¼ tsp if dry)

Instructions

 

 

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

Tips

•  Carmelize the onions for more flavor.

•  Use an immersion blender if you like a smoother sauce. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEYWORDS

 

best marinara sauce recipe,  easy marinara sauce recipe

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