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Marinara Sauce May 4, 2011

Filed under: Comfort Food,Pasta,The Basics,Vegetarian,What's for Dinner? — alaskafoodmom @ 5:57 am
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Homemade marinara sauce is very easy to prepare and can be made on the weekend to store in the freezer for use later.  This is a basic recipe and can certainly have other ingredients added according to preference.   Some additional ingredient ideas would be red peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, shredded carrot, sun dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, capers, and/or kalamata olives.

6 medium sized onions

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

4 – 32oz cans whole peeled tomatoes

1 large container fresh basil

1 head garlic

2 tablespoons dried oregano

2 tablespoons sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large stockpot, heat up olive oil over medium heat.  Add chopped onions and cook until translucent.  In a blender, mix together the whole tomatoes with peeled whole garlic and basil leaves.  Blend until just mixed together.  Add to stockpot with dried oregano, sugar, salt and pepper to taste.  Simmer on medium low heat for about 30 minutes.  Transfer sauce to prepared containers and allow to cool to room temperature before storing in the freezer.


One Response to “Marinara Sauce”

  1. […] drawer of the refrigerator (think cheese and salami). Thankfully, I thought ahead and made my marinara sauce to wait for me in the freezer for these very days. I figured out my brain was on full shut down […]

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