Homemade marinara sauce

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

35 min

Makes

5 cups

Homemade marinara sauce


Ingredients

  • 10 large vine-ripened tomatoes , about 2 kg
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves , minced
  • 156-mL can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil , or 1 tbsp dried basil leaves

Instructions

  • SEED and coarsely chop tomatoes. They should measure about 10 cups.
  • HEAT a large saucepan over medium. Add oil, then onion and garlic. Cook until onion is soft, 3 to 4 min. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar and salt. Season with fresh pepper. Cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 15 min. Stir in basil. Toss with cooked pasta or use as dip for garlic bread.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 135,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20 g,
  • Fat
  • 6 g,
  • Fibre
  • 5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 506 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin C