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A very easy and fast marinara recipe. | ethnicspoon.com
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Marinana Sauce Recipe

My idea of comfort food is steaming bowl of pasta tossed with a quick and easy marinara sauce hits the proverbial spot. Most stores carry some really high quality canned tomatoes that will turn out a superb marinara in less that one hour. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy pasta sauce, homemade tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 74 kcal



  1. In a medium saucepan heat olive oil. Add onions, garlic, salt and saute until onions are translucent. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and water.
  2. Add basil and bay leaves. Stir well and allow sauce to simmer for about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add red balsamic. Add nutmeg.
  3. Allow to rest for about 20 minutes covered. Remove basil and bay leaves.
  4. Serve immediately over pasta. This marinara will keep in the fridge for about 2 days.
Nutrition Facts
Marinana Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 294mg13%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.