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Basic Marinara Sauce

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $6.97 One serving costs about $6.97 One serving costs about $6.97

$6.97 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

1 vegetarian,vegan,gluten-free,dairy-free,healthy,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan sauce
spoonacular Score:92%

Spoonacular Score: 92%

 

Basic Marinara Sauce might be just the sauce you are searching for. One serving contains 1375 calories, 31g of protein, and 78g of fat. For $7.06 per serving, this recipe covers 68% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up bay leaves, pepper, canned tomatoes, and a few other things to make it today. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegan diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 92%. This score is super. Try How To Make Basic Marinara Sauce, Basic Marinara, and Marinara Sauce for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2
2  bay leaves
bay leaves
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps black pepper
black pepper
24 oz
24 oz whole canned tomatoes
whole canned tomatoes
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps dried basil
dried basil
3
3  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
some
some juice
juice
4 oz
4 oz canned mushroom
canned mushroom
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
4 oz
4 oz canned diced olives
canned diced olives
1 small
1 small onion
onion
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps dried oregano
dried oregano
1
1  diced red bell pepper
diced red bell pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
2 Tbs
2 Tbs sugar
sugar
6 oz
6 oz canned tomato paste
canned tomato paste
1 lb
1 lb diced fresh tomatoes
diced fresh tomatoes
2  bay leaves
2
bay leaves
0.5 tsps black pepper
0.5 tsps
black pepper
24 oz whole canned tomatoes
24 oz
whole canned tomatoes
0.5 tsps dried basil
0.5 tsps
dried basil
3  garlic cloves
3
garlic cloves
some juice
some
juice
4 oz canned mushroom
4 oz
canned mushroom
4 Tbsps olive oil
4 Tbsps
olive oil
4 oz canned diced olives
4 oz
canned diced olives
1 small onion
1 small
onion
0.5 tsps dried oregano
0.5 tsps
dried oregano
1  diced red bell pepper
1
diced red bell pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
2 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs
sugar
6 oz canned tomato paste
6 oz
canned tomato paste
1 lb diced fresh tomatoes
1 lb
diced fresh tomatoes

Equipment

pot
pot
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. Saute the onion, garlic, and red bell pepper in the oil in a large pot for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the mushrooms, canned tomatoes with the juice and fresh tomatoes, stirring well to combine all of the ingredients. Add the olives, then stir in the tomato paste. Sprinkle the sugar, salt, pepper, oregano and basil over the mixture and place the bay leaves in the pot. Mix well.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower to simmer, cover, and cook about 2 hours. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
  3. This recipe yields 3 to 4 cups.
  4. Yield: 3 to 4 cups

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $7.34
Ingredient
2 bay leaves
½ teaspoons black pepper
24 ounces whole canned tomatoes
½ teaspoons dried basil
3 garlic cloves
some juice
4 ounces canned mushroom
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces canned diced olives
1 small onion
½ teaspoons dried oregano
1 diced red bell pepper
2 Tbs sugar
6 ounces canned tomato paste
1 pound diced fresh tomatoes
Price
$0.04
$0.03
$1.46
$0.04
$0.20
$0.17
$0.63
$0.67
$0.89
$0.15
$0.05
$0.60
$0.03
$0.67
$1.70
$7.34

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

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Cooking Tips

  • You might have heard that you should never wash mushrooms. Before you spend your precious time wiping down mushroom after mushroom with a towel, you should probably know that this is mostly a myth. While mushrooms can absorb a little water if you soak them long enough, the amount absorbed from a quick wash is not going to have much of an impact on your dish.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

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Green Tips

  • Good news for mushroom lovers: according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mushrooms are pretty "clean" when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not have to splurge on extra-expensive organic mushrooms (unless you want to!)

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1358 Calories
30g Protein
78g Total Fat
163g Carbs
100% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1358
68%

Fat
78g
120%

  Saturated Fat
10g
68%

Carbohydrates
163g
55%

  Sugar
109g
122%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
6376mg
277%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
30g
60%

Vitamin C
325mg
395%

Vitamin A
12048IU
241%

Vitamin E
32mg
219%

Potassium
5758mg
165%

Manganese
3mg
152%

Vitamin K
149µg
142%

Fiber
35g
141%

Copper
2mg
138%

Vitamin B6
2mg
125%

Vitamin B3
22mg
110%

Iron
18mg
103%

Magnesium
318mg
80%

Vitamin B2
1mg
78%

Vitamin B1
1mg
69%

Folate
272µg
68%

Phosphorus
648mg
65%

Vitamin B5
4mg
49%

Calcium
486mg
49%

Selenium
26µg
38%

Zinc
4mg
33%

Vitamin D
0.23µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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