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Homemade Italian Red Sauce

Homemade Italian Red Sauce

Ignazia Vella

"You will love my Italian-style sauce. You can add meatballs to this sauce; it comes out really good."
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2 h 20 m servings 149 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 644 mg
  • 26%

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 saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add water, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, baking soda, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Stir mixture, bring to a simmer, and cook until the sauce is thickened, about 2 hours.

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Easy and delicious ,liked the way the soda bought it all together!

One of the best Italian sauces! So easy to make. I use Peeled San Marzano tomatoes and use my immersion blender to crush them while in the pot. These tomatoes have the best flavor. I used less ...

I made this for all our kids, used Marzano tomatoes. Delicious.?

This recipe was easy to follow! I didn't read correctly to see it was 2 cans of 32 oz so I had 2 cans of 24 oz crushed tomatoes. The sauce still came out really good. I added way too much basil ...

Amazing, and easy to make! My fav sauce by far!

This is a great sauce for being so simple.

I love it ,make it 2 times a week

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