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Easy Marinara Sauce

Easy Marinara Sauce


"We built this recipe from a lot of trial and error and a little experimentation with the wine selection. It has a sweet flavor with just a little zing to keep things interesting. Great for all types of italian dishes. We even used it for Italian sausage bombers."
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1 h servings 88 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 88 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 736 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, green bell pepper, and garlic until onion is translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add brown sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, oregano, basil, black pepper, and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until brown sugar dissolves and seasoning is fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Stir tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and white wine into the seasoned onion mixture; bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors have blended, at least 30 minutes.

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  1. 22 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

We loved this!! Mr. LTH commented multiple times what a great meal this was. I used my meatballs (Meatball Nirvana) and a combination of linguini & fettucini as vehicles for this sauce. I'm l...

Most helpful critical review

A little too sweet for my taste.

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We loved this!! Mr. LTH commented multiple times what a great meal this was. I used my meatballs (Meatball Nirvana) and a combination of linguini & fettucini as vehicles for this sauce. I'm l...

I used one sweet onion that I ran through the food processor with the garlic for a finer texture. I omitted the green pepper only because I did not have any and I went easy on the salt. I only h...

A little too sweet for my taste.

Excellent sauce! Just put everything into the crock pot and cooked one hour on high and four hours on low. Followed the recipe except for the addition of fresh mushrooms.

I made this sauce with homemade ravioli's for Christmas for a large family gathering and it was a huge success. My daughters dipped bread in the pot as the sauce simmered. They said it was addic...

Hands down the most flavorful marinara I've ever made ... and my kids loved it! Next time, I'll sub red wine for white just to see how it turns out. Loved this recipe!

This was sooo amazingly delicious! I did make several changes based on what ingredients I had. I left out the peppers and for seasoning just used italian, basil, salt & pepper, and red pepper ...

Life saver recipe. Thank you! This is a forgiving recipe as well. I used a combination of 2 cans tomato sauce, 2 cans tomato paste, and one can tomatoes. Think it would have probably been better...

This is a SUPERB marina! A keeper for real. I made only a couple changes. I was out of white wine, so I used sweet red wine, 1/2 cup. I substituted the green bell for roasted jarred red bell pe...

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