Marinara Sauce Recipe

Original Marinara Sauce
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Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time2 Hr 0 Min
Ready In2 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings1
Main Ingredient


 Olive oil/Vegetable oil1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Garlic cloves1 Large, peeled
 Onions2 Medium, quartered
 Parsley sprigs4
 Green pepper1 Large, cut into 12 pieces
 Canned whole tomatoes3 Pound (3 Cans, 1 Pound Each)
 Sugar1 Tablespoon
 Salt2 Teaspoon
 Oregano1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1346 Calories from Fat 677

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 77 g118.3%

Saturated Fat 10.8 g54.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 5710 mg237.9%

Total Carbohydrates 164 g54.7%

Dietary Fiber 37.3 g149.1%

Sugars 37 g

Protein 29 g58.2%

Vitamin A 215.1% Vitamin C 515.1%

Calcium 63.1% Iron 117%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a food processor, mince the garlic.
2. Add onions and parsley to the chopper bowl and finely chop. Remove this mixture into a bowl.
3. Coarsely chop the pepper. Remove on a plate
4. Coarsely chop the tomatoes. Remove into a bowl

5. In medium (3 quart) saucepan heat oil over medium high heat.
6. Add garlic-onion-parsley mixture to the saucepan and sauté until soft and golden.
7. Tip in the chopped peppers and continue sautéing for about 10 minutes.
8. Stir the tomatoes into to vegetables along with the seasonings. Allow all the flavors to blend.
9. Reduce heat and simmer the sauce for almost 2 hours until it is reduces to a rich thick sauce.
10. The sauce will say well for 3-4 days in the refrigerated or freeze in an air tight, freezer friendly container.

11. This sauce can be served with pasta, vegetables, fish, chicken or meat.