|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 1/2 cups sauce (5 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||9%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||19%|
|*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.|
Made with fresh basil, canned tomatoes, and a bit of olive oil and sea salt, this is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make a flavorful homemade marinara sauce. Since the recipe only has a few ingredients, you'll get the best results if you use high-quality items. Look for Italian canned plum tomatoes and use the best olive oil you can find. The classic sauce happens to be vegetarian and vegan as well as gluten free and cholesterol free. It also comes together in just 20 minutes from start to finish.
Pair the sauce with spaghetti or other pasta or use it in a vegetarian lasagna. If you're a meat eater, add browned beef or lamb to make a bolognese, or add a vegetarian meat substitute to make a vegan version. You can use this versatile sauce in any recipe that calls for tomato sauce, such as vegetarian baked pasta or baked and breaded eggplant dish.
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Gather the ingredients.
In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion and the garlic for just a few minutes, until soft.
Add in the tomatoes with the juices and season well with salt and pepper. Allow to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove from the pan from heat and stir in the basil just before serving. Serve with your choice of pasta or other dishes. Enjoy.
- If you want to sneak in some vegetables without your family knowing it, add in some grated carrots, riced cauliflower, or grated zucchini while your marinara sauce is simmering.
When making a homemade marinara sauce, feel free to add a few more seasonings, vegetables, or anything you'd like. Here are a few additions that are common when making spaghetti sauce. All should be added while the tomatoes are simmering:
- Pinch of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon or so of dried oregano
- Tiny drizzle of balsamic vinegar
- Splash of white wine
- Generous pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1 or 2 bay leaves (remove before serving)