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Marinara Sauce

This recipe is for a versatile and healthy marinara sauce that can be used to with pasta, to top a pizza or to cook seafood.

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Per Half Cup Serving: 61 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 2 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium
Yield: 6 servings (3 cups)



  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; sauté 6 minutes until tender. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and crushed red pepper flakes and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes for flavors to blend.

Toss with pasta, top a pizza, or add a bit of white wine and use to simmer fresh seafood such as clams and chunks of cod for a quick seafood stew.

Photo, recipe created and nutritional analysis completed by Terry Grieco Kenny for