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Chunky Marinara Sauce

Real Simple DECEMBER 2004

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups (6 servings)


  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 large cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (or 2 teaspoons dried basil)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano (or 2 teaspoons dried oregano)
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and gently cook until just soft, about 3 minutes. Add the basil, oregano, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the parsley just before serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 81mg
  • Calories: 134
  • Calories from fat: 79%
  • Carbohydrate: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Iron: 0mg
  • Protein: 1mg
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 554mg

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