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marinara sauce
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How to Make and Freeze Marinara Sauce

Marinara sauce is versatile and can be used in a plethora of dishes and this recipe will have you eating Italian every night!
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Diabetic-Friendly, Keto, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 50kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 yellow onions medium, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 84 ounces no-salt-added crushed tomatoes cans
  • 3 tablespoons basil fresh, thinly sliced or substitute 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon oregano fresh or substitute 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional


  • Heat oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add onion, and cook, stirring frequently, 6 minutes, or until tender.
  • Add garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds.
  • Add vinegar, and cook 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.
  • Increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for at least 1 hour, or until thickened.


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2