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Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce


  • 1 cup of your favorite Oli+Ve Medium or Robust EVOO
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 medium onions, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 (35-oz.) can Italian plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1 T chopped basil, or 1 t dried
  • 1/8 t sugar
  • 1/2 t salt (if tomatoes are salt-free)


  • Heat oil in large skillet.
  • Add next 4 ingredients and cook 10 minutes over medium heat.
  • Push tomatoes and juice through a sieve (to remove seeds) and stir into vegetables in skillet.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer 30 minutes.

Variations:  For a velvety smooth sauce, puree cooked sauce in a food processor.  For a darker sauce, cook vegetables until brown before adding tomatoes.