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This is a great marinara recipe made from garden fresh tomatoes. Since I don't have those year around I adapted a recipe found with home preserved tomatoes.

This is fast, flavorful and my go to tomato sauce for pasta and mozzarella sticks.

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Servings: 8


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  • 1 Small Onion, Minced
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Minced
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Quart Stewed Tomatoes, Undrained Or
  • 4 Cups Vine-Ripened Roma Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 6 Oz. Can Roasted Garlic Tomato Paste
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp. Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. Dried Basil
  • 1 Whole Bay Leaf


  1. In a large saucepan, sauté onion and garlic in oil. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, salt, oregano, basil and bay leaf. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf from sauce; set aside. Remove sauce from heat and use a hand blender to puree sauce. Return to stove, add bay leaf and bring to a boil, simmer until thickened. Remove bay leaf and serve with favorite pasta.
  3. Yield: 2 1/2 - 3 Cups.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 172g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 86  
Calories from Fat 47 55%
Total Fat 5.37g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.76g 3%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 429mg 18%
Potassium 286mg 8%
Total Carbs 9.8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 6%
Sugars 5.36g 4%
Protein 1.34g 2%



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