|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This fresh marinara sauce recipe is spiked with sweet red bell peppers. It's a great all-purpose sauce to use for all your favorite pasta dishes. You can experiment with all types of hot and sweet fresh peppers in the recipe for a variety of delicious results.
- 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes
- 1 can/6 ounces tomato paste
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
- 1/4 cup parsley (chopped)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup onions (chopped)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 red bell peppers (cored, seeded, and cut in 1/2-inch dice)
In a large bowl, crush the whole tomatoes with your fingers to form a course puree.
Stir in the tomato paste, salt, pepper flakes, sugar, basil, and parsley, and set aside.
In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until the onions begin to soften.
Add the garlic and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes (do not brown the garlic).
Add the tomato mixture, and simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the bell peppers, and simmer until the peppers are tender.
Taste and adjust seasoning.