Fresh Marinara Sauce Recipe
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Fresh Marinara Sauce Recipe

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My family loves this zesty meatless sauce served over bow tie pasta. When tomatoes and carrots are ripe and plentiful, I double the recipe and store it in the freezer for future use.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 15 medium tomatoes (about 6 pounds), peeled and chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil or 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 7 cups cooked penne or bow tie pasta

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup sauce with 1 cup pasta) equals 400 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 558 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2-1/2 vegetable, 2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the carrots, onions and garlic in oil until tender. Add tomatoes and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until thickened and reduced by half, stirring occasionally. Serve with pasta. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Marinara Sauce in Light & Tasty June/July 2001, p31

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup sauce with 1 cup pasta) equals 400 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 558 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2-1/2 vegetable, 2 fat.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"Delicious! I added about a cup of pureed sweet potato for extra vitamins. My whole family likes it!"

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"Very good but carrot flavor was a little too strong. Next time I would add only 1-2 carrots."

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"Added green and red pepper, then blended. Super super yummy. Worth the effort."

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