Basic Marinara Sauce (Make Ahead Meal)
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A rich, simple quick tomato sauce that is perfect over pasta, dipping in bread or making pizza with.
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 cups
  • ½ cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili pepper flakes
  • 28 oz can plum tomatoes, roughly chop the tomatoes or diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp, balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. basil, chopped small
  • 1 tsp. oregano, fresh or dried
  • ½ tsp. salt (to taste)
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper (to taste)
  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat; add broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in onion, garlic and pepper flakes. Cook until tender; about 4 minutes. Turn heat to low and stir in canned tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook for 15 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  2. Take off the heat and stir in balsamic vinegar, basil, oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve with pasta, bread, pizza etc..
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 33 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 7.8 Sugar: 2.9 Sodium: 45 Fiber: 1.4 Protein: 14.7 Cholesterol: 0
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