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Marinara sauce on meatballs and spaghetti

Marinara Sauce

Homemade marinara sauce served over a bed of spaghetti and topped with meatballs and cheese is the ultimate comfort food.  This recipe is the only marinara sauce recipe you need. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Homemade Tomato Sauce, Marinara Sauce, Spaghetti Recipe
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 15 People
Calories: 265kcal
Cost: $9


  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 each Onions fine chopped
  • 3 - 28oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Italian Spice
  • I Sprig Fresh Basil
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste


  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high. Add chopped onion and pressed garlic and saute for 4 minutes, stirring a few times while cooking.
  • Add remaining ingredients: crushed tomatoes, Italian spice, tomato paste, and fresh basil sprig stir to combine.
  • Cook until it reaches a simmer then reduce heat low, cover and continue to cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Before serving, remove the fresh basil and/or bay leaf (if using)


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1030mg | Potassium: 2275mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 1687IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 10mg
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