Semi-Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe

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Semi-Homemade Marinara Sauce
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  1. For the fresh tomato: Boil water in a large stock pot. While the water is boiling, cut an X in the bottom of each tomato. Prepare a large bowl with ice water and set aside. Place the tomatoes in the boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in the ice water to stop the cooking process. Remove the skin from the tomatoes and cut each in half. Over bowl topped with a mesh bowl, squeeze the juice and seed from the tomatoes. Dice the tomaotes and place the tomatoes along with the juice in a bowl and set aside.
  2. For the Sauce: Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the onions and peppers, saute for 8-10 minutes, until softened. Stir often. Add sugar, garlic, Mrs. Dash, dried basil, oregano and red pepper flakes and balsalmic vinegar. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the bay leaves, broth, parm. cheese, fresh and canned tomato. Stir, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 50 minutes, stirring often. Add the fresh herbs, stir and continue to simmer for and addtional 40 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat. If the sauce is too chunky for you, puree to desired consistency.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 165.08 Kcal (691 kJ)
Calories from fat 65.58 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.29g 11%
Cholesterol 4.17mg 1%
Sodium 346.37mg 14%
Potassium 778.83mg 17%
Total Carbs 19.15g 6%
Sugars 12.22g 49%
Dietary Fiber 4.03g 16%
Protein 5.69g 11%
Vitamin C 69.8mg 116%
Vitamin A 1.6mg 53%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 116.2mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 48.25 Kcal (202 kJ)
Calories from fat 19.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.13g 11%
Cholesterol 1.22mg 1%
Sodium 101.24mg 14%
Potassium 227.64mg 17%
Total Carbs 5.6g 6%
Sugars 3.57g 49%
Dietary Fiber 1.18g 16%
Protein 1.66g 11%
Vitamin C 20.4mg 116%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 53%
Iron 0.7mg 12%
Calcium 34mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.1
  • 4

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

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