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Easy Marinara Sauce

Easy Marinara Sauce

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Makes: 16 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Canned tomatoes and fresh spinach come together beautifully in this quick and tasty marinara recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 carrots
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced
  • 4 cans crushed tomatoes, low sodium (14.5 oz cans)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups raw spinach, roughly chopped

Directions

  1. Wash the vegetables.
  2. Collect, dice, and measure all ingredients before starting to prepare the recipe.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.  
  4. Add the onion and garlic powder. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the onion is clear.
  5. Add the carrots and celery, and cook for 5 minutes until slightly soft.
  6. Add the tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Stir until all ingredients are mixed together. Taste, and add a little bit of salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Turn the heat to medium-high, and bring sauce to a boil. 
  8. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Simmer uncovered for at least 30 minutes.
  9. Stir in the spinach, and cook for 2 minutes until spinach wilts.*  
  10. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours. Eat within 3 to 5 days.

* For a smoother sauce, blend in a blender or food processor. 
 

Notes

This recipe freezes well. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat and eat!

Source:

Colorado State University Extension

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 35
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 28 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 54 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 310 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 35
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 1 g
Minerals
Calcium 54 mg
Potassium 310 mg
Sodium 28 mg
Copper 96 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 23 mg
Phosphorus 33 mg
Selenium 0 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 116 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.2 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 14 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 54 mcg
Folate 33 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 11 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 3/4 cups

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