Quick Marinara

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
3 cups, serving size: 1/2 cup

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped*
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 basil leaves, coarsely chopped or torn
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

In a large saucepan heat the oil over a medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until golden brown, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and bay leaf and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 30 minutes. Stir in the basil and season with salt and pepper.

* an easy way to chop the tomatoes is to cut them up with scissors while they are in the can

Per Serving:

Calories 70; Total Fat 2.5 g; (Sat Fat 0 g, Mono Fat 1.5 g, Poly Fat 0 g) ; Protein 2.5 g; Carb 9 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 390 mg

Excellent source of: Vitamin A, Vitamin C

Good source of: Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Potassium


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