recipe: homemade marinara sauce

May 17

*excuse the photo lighting – these were all taken at night*
did you know that making your own red sauce is not only healthy but inexpensive? it’s also very easy to make!
all you will need is olive oil, 1 medium onion, 2 carrots, 2 celery stalks, a few garlic cloves and 1 large can of crushed tomatoes…

first you’ll heat some olive oil over medium-high and then add your finely chopped onion, carrots and celery…

after everything is soft (about 7-9 minutes), you’ll add the garlic and some salt and pepper. then the crushed tomatoes…

it simmers for about 40 minutes on low until it’s ready to be heaped onto a bowl of multi-grain (or regular) pasta…any shape, of course. our family loves angel hair…

don’t forget the parmesan…

a lot of it for me, please…

i never purchase jarred pasta sauce unless i need it for a specific recipe. jarred sauce is inexpensive too, but i love this version because it’s a great way to sneak in a few extra vege’s the kids don’t know about.

if you like your sauce on the smooth side, just run it through a food processor in small batches.

and to really help you out during the week, make a double or triple batch of the sauce. that way you can store some in the fridge or freezer to have on hand when the need arises. i leave some in the fridge all week, then all i need to do is boil some noodles, throw together a salad/bread and dinner is ready.

easy!

here’s the printable…

comments +

  1. That looks good! I am going to pin and make it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Stacey says:

    Sounds delicious!

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