Meatless Friday: Magnificent Marinara Sauce

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You don’t have to go to an Italian restaurant to find great marinara sauce. It’s easy to make this recipe at home–in about 30 minutes! Wake up the flavor of your herbs and spices by sauteeing them with the onion and garlic.

Serve marinara over cheese ravioli or tortellini, add a side salad, and you’ve got a complete meal! This sauce freezes well–double the recipe if you like!

Magnificent Marinara Sauce

ravioli marinaraMakes about 4 cups sauce

Olive oil for the pan
1 cup onion, chopped
5 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 TBL dried oregano (or 1 tsp fresh, chopped)
1 TBL dried basil (or 1 tsp fresh, chopped)
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (or to taste)
1 ounce dry white wine
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
1 can (14 oz) petite-diced tomatoes
pinch of sugar
1 tsp kosher salt

Sauté onion in olive oil until it begins to soften. Add garlic and seasonings, cooking until fragrant. Deglaze the pan with the white wine, then add tomatoes, sugar and salt. Stir, then cover and simmer about 30 minutes.

Serving size: 1/4 cup sauce

Serving size: 1/4 cup sauce

Nutrition labels are generated by Calorie Count and are offered as meal-planning assistance, not nutritional or medical advice.

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Copyright 2015 Barb Szyszkiewicz. All rights reserved.

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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan, managing editor for Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine and editor at CatholicMom.com. Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.

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