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Homemade Marinara

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Roasted eggplant, added to chunky Homemade Marinara, tossed in spaghetti, sprinkled with parmesan known as the Sicilian dish Pasta alla Norma

Marinara sauce

Marinara sauce is a tomato sauce usually made with tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and onions. It can include the addition of capers, olives, spices, and a dash of wine as possible ingredients in its many variations. This sauce is widely used in Italian-American cuisine, which has diverged from its Old World origins.

Yield: 4 generous servings

Fresh Tomato Homemade Marinara

An image with Homemade Marinara/Tomato Sauce on pasta

Roasted eggplant cubes, added to a chunky tomato sauce, tossed in spaghetti then sprinkled with a generous helping of parmesan known as the Sicilian dish Pasta alla Norma.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1kg Tomatoes (ripe)
  • 2 Onions (diced)
  • 5-6 Cloves Garlic (grated)
  • 2 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 Bay Leaves

Instructions

  1. Remove the skins from the tomatoes and chop them.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan.
  3. Cook the onion till soft.
  4. Add in garlic, spices & seasonings.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add in the tomatoes and cook for 40-45 minutes until the tomatoes have broken down.
  7. Adjust seasoning, remove bay leaves and allow to cool.
  8. Spoon into a jar and store in the fridge.
  9. Lasts for up to a week.
  10. Enjoy!!

Notes

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Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 232Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 0mgSodium 89mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 4gSugar 9gProtein 3g

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Homemade Marinara/Tomato Sauce
McCormick Culinary Whole Bay Leaves, 2 oz – One 2 Ounce Container of Dried Bay Leaves for Cooking, Perfect Spice for Stews and Marinades
McCormick Culinary Whole Bay Leaves, 2 oz - One 2 Ounce Container of Dried Bay Leaves for Cooking, Perfect Spice for Stews and Marinades
Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 16.9 Ounce
Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 16.9 Ounce

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