Easy Marinara Sauce

This recipe goes with Italian-Parmesan Oven Fries

Yield: Makes 1 cup (serving size: 1/4 cup)
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 89
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 179mg
  • Calcium: 24mg


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (14 1/2-oz.) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Sauté minced garlic in hot olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat 1 minute. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in diced tomatoes and lemon juice; reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Mash tomatoes with a potato masher until tomatoes are crushed. Stir in chopped fresh basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Note: Nutritional analysis does not include salt and pepper to taste.
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