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57
Calories 
9g
Carbs 
2g
Fat 
2g
Protein 
2
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(2 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Everyone loves delicious marinara or spaghetti sauce but when we buy store bought brands they usually contain a lot of extra sugar and do not always deliver on flavor. Use this recipe to make a delicious, healthy, basic marinara sauce in under an hour. You can then spice it up with whatever additional meat or veggies you want. This recipe came from a close family friend who has done Weight Watchers for ages.

Prep Time

The Perfect Easy Marinara Sauce

8
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

24
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 U onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 7 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 72 oz. canned crushed tomatoes (I prefer San Marzano)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1/2 cup (126g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57
Calories from Fat 19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 316mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring so they don’t burn.
  3. Add the sugar, garlic, salt, oregano, basil, thyme, pepper, fennel seeds, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Cook for about 1 minute and stir the entire time to prevent burning.
  5. Add the vinegar and cook for 30 seconds, scraping up anything that has stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  6. Stir in the tomatoes and broth.
  7. Bring to a simmer and then cover and cook for one hour.
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