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Marinara Sauce

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Marinara Sauce

  • Veg
  • 45 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy



Marinara sauce is world famous. It can be found covering your pasta in Italian restaurants everywhere you go, or on grocery store shelves. There is no shame in buying store bought marinara, there are some really amazing versions out there. But it is always exciting to know that you can create your own. Making your own offers many advantages, the most important being you get to fine tune your sauce to make your pasta taste just the way you want to.

Health Benefits 

This recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of olive oil and is the secret to making this a healthy addition to your diet. Olive oil can help treat all sorts of human ailments, including colon cancer, breast cancer, pulmonary disorders, diabetes, arthritis, and even high cholesterol. Olive oil can also help to improve weight loss, improve digestion, the functionality of the metabolism and prevent aging. Olive oil is also a high source of calories, so it can help you gain necessary weight if needed. 


Per Serving:

88 calories

2.9 g fat

12.8 g carbohydrates

2.2 g protein

0 mg cholesterol

736 mg sodium

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How to Make Marinara Sauce

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Cook and stir onions, green bell peppers, and garlic until onions turn translucent’ 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add brown sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, oregano, basil, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Cook and stir until the brown sugar dissolves and the seasoning turns fragrant.
  5. Stir tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and white wine into the seasoned onion mixture.
  6. Bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors have blended.


Marinara roughly translates to "sailor style".


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