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Serves 10

Dietitian Tip

Use this homemade marinara for spaghetti, lasagna, pita pizza, chicken Parmesan and meatball subs. The red wine can be omitted, if desired.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 5 cups no-salt-added crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dry basil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground fennel
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the olive oil. Once the pan becomes hot, add the onion. Stir continuously for about 2 minutes. Add garlic; stir for 1 minute. Add wine and let mixture reduce by half. Add remaining ingredients. Stir and let simmer on very low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1/2 cup
Carbohydrate10 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber2 g
Protein2 g
Sodium274 mg
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Total Fat1 g

Last updated: April 23rd, 2016

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