Easy Marinara

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Easy Marinara

This marinara sauce is quick and easy to make, and can be used as an appetizer dip as well as to top pasta.

Ingredients

1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz.)

2 tablespoons onion powder

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon dried basil

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ cup water

Directions

  1. Place a small pot over medium heat and add oil. Add all spices and herbs and mix for about two minutes. 
  2. Add water and tomatoes and let simmer for about 30-40 minutes. The longer the better.

Makes about 3 cups.

Each 1-ounce serving  is approximately 18 calories, 0.5 g protein, 0.6 g fat and 3 g carbohydrates.

Recipe by Joshua George, RD, chef and dietitian, Cooper Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.