Thursday, March 12, 2009

Marinara Sauce

This is perfect over spaghetti noodles as a simple dinner. While heating up the sauce just before serving add a bit of cream for a wonderful creamy marinara sauce.

Marinara Sauce
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 cloves Garlic
½ small Onion
2 finely diced Carrots
3 finely diced Celery stalks
28 oz Diced Tomatoes
2 cups Tomato Puree
2 teaspoons Basil
2 teaspoons Parsley
½ teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon Bay Leafs
1 cup water

Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil. Add the carrots and celery and sauté for a few minutes more. Add the spices, tomato puree, and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20-30 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Place half of the sauce in a blender and puree until smooth. Mix sauce together.

Makes 6 cups sauce.

I freeze this in 2 three cup servings for use later or to use to make lasagna.

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