Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes


  • 3 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Yellow Onion, Finely Diced
  • ⅓ Cup Carrot, Shredded
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 (28 oz.) Can Whole Tomatoes
  • 1 (28 oz.) Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • ½ tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp. Dried Basil
  • ½ Cup Water
  • ¼ tsp. Kosher Salt, To Taste
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Black Pepper

Serving size:

About ½ cup

Per serving:

Calories 60 ; Total Fat 2.5 g; (Sat Fat 0 g); Protein 1 g; Carb 7 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 240 mg; Total Sugar 4g (includes 0 g Added Sugars)

Tip from Ellie:

This recipe makes a nice, big batch of sauce. Freeze any extra in small containers and/or ice cube trays so you’ll have it on hand to thaw and use whenever you need it.

Preparation Steps:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion, carrot, and minced garlic to the pot. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in whole canned tomatoes, including the juice, breaking them apart gentlywith a spoon.
  3. Mix in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar if using, dried oregano, dried basil and season with salt and pepper. Stir in ½ cup of water.
  4. Simmer uncovered on low heat for about 20 minutes, or until thickened to the desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
  5. Serve over whole grain pasta, as a base for pizza or as a dip for your favorite appetizers!
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