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Tomato Basil Marinara

Tomato Basil Marinara

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Fall tends to make us lean towards comfort food in this house. Pasta is always a favorite and even better with a homemade tomato basil marinara. It’s healthier as a pasta sauce when you leave out any meat and this recipe is so tasty that you will never miss it.

Tomato Basil Marinara Recipe from Operation40k.comIngredients that you will need:

  • 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, preferably organic, San Marzano tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4-5 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Here is what you do with all of that:Marinara - Step 1

SautÈ the onion and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until for 4-5 minutes. Don’t let the garlic get too brown or it will be bitter.Marinara - Step 2Add the tomatoes and break them up with your fingers. You can leave them as chunky as you like, or even chop them up if you prefer a smoother sauce. Add the salt, pepper, and butter and gently simmer for 15 minutes.

Marinara - Step 3Taste and adjust seasonings. If the sauce is too acidic, add a pinch of sugar to balance it out. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the basil.Marinara - Step 4

Serve immediately or chill overnight in the refrigerator. Tomato sauces always taste better the next day!

Marinara - Step 5

Note: You can freeze this to use later. It’s great for meatball sandwiches, to use in lasagna and so much more!

Yield: 6 servings

Tomato Basil Marinara

Tomato Basil Marinara

Pasta is always a favorite and even better with a homemade tomato basil marinara.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 - 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, preferably organic, San Marzano tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 - 5 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Instructions

Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until for 4-5 minutes. Don’t let the garlic get too brown or it will be bitter.

Add the tomatoes and break them up with your fingers. You can leave them as chunky as you like, or even chop them up if you prefer a smoother sauce.

Add the salt, pepper, and butter and gently simmer for 15 minutes.

Taste and adjust seasonings. If the sauce is too acidic, add a pinch of sugar to balance it out. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the basil.

Serve immediately or chill overnight in the refrigerator. Tomato sauces always taste better the next day!

Notes

You can freeze this to use later. It’s great for meatball sandwiches, to use in lasagna and so much more!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

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