1-2-3 Marinara Recipe - Allrecipes.com
1-2-3 Marinara Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

1-2-3 Marinara

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"Diced tomatoes seasoned with basil, garlic and oregano add an Italian flavor to this simple sauce."

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Combine tomato paste and water in medium saucepan; stir in diced tomatoes with their liquid.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve over hot cooked pasta.
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Dec 10, 2011

I followed the instructions TO A "T" and this receipe was a total fail. My sauce came out running, not thick at all. I tried to boil longer than the receipe called for and it still did not thicken. Don't bother with this one, folks. Not worth the time or the expense...I'm on a budget as a single mom so I'm doubly frustrated.

May 12, 2012

I scaled this to 6 servings and found it to be simple to make and very good. I used no salt tomatoes and added just a little salt, oregano and basil, as my tomatoes were unseasoned. I did find it to be a little thin, so next time I may cut back on the water by 1/2 cup. It was simple to use with ingredients I had on hand.


3 Ratings

Aug 26, 2012

I used this recipe as a starting point (just to get ingredients ratio right) but reduced water (based on previous comments), added jarred roasted garlic, Italian seasonings, salt, granulated garlic, and a can of garbanzo beans. Mixed with cooked macaroni and mixed in grated parm. Exceeded expectations.


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  • Calories
  • 36 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 380 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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