This is a very good quality marinara sauce to serve with any pasta dish. Our family has loved it for years. The hint to a good marinara sauce is cooking for an extended period of time over low heat.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine all ingredients, and cook for at least 3-4 hours before serving.

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Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

213.4 calories; 6 g protein; 38.3 g carbohydrates; 3.1 mg cholesterol; 1219.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2003
To all who keep tomato sauce recipes and add sugar. If you add a good healthy pinch of baking soda you won't need the sugar which I think comes through in the taste. Hope this helps. Dormy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2005
Good but seemed like it was missing something. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2003
To all who keep tomato sauce recipes and add sugar. If you add a good healthy pinch of baking soda you won't need the sugar which I think comes through in the taste. Hope this helps. Dormy. Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2011
Almost exactly like mine with a few exceptions. I add 1 tsp basil and 1 tsp oregano in addition to thyme. I also use a little (about 1/4 - 1/2 c) red wine (it does darken the color but adds tons to the flavor!). Lastly I saute the onions & fresh garlic and then add fresh mushrooms. Saute all until tender and add to the sauce. Let simmer for a few hours and YUUUM!! You can also add 1-2 lbs ground beef or a mixture of ground beef and italian sausage (very yummy) for a meat sauce! Glad she took the time to write this down tho bc I never do and sometimes I forget what proportions when I try to share the recipe:). Thanks Phyllis! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
Very nice sauce! Added a little sugar to cut the acidity of the tomatoes. Great with the manicotti recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2008
Finally...a delicious and easy marinara sauce! I only had 45 min. to make the sauce and it still tasted great to me and my family. I can't wait to try it when it has had a few hours to simmer! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2009
Dora you are supose to add the wine to the sauce not drink it.It's 1 (6oz. can) paste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2005
I thought this recipe was missing something. However I gave it a 5 stars because it was good and my family thought it was excellent. I like how simple it is and the diced tomatoes make it some what chunky. For my taste buds though I am going to add oregano basil and a pinch of baking soda and whatever else I can think of in otherwords I am just going work with it. This recipe has potential I think maybe it was a little bitter. But again a good base or starter recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2003
I think there must be a typo here in 18 cans of tomato paste...i don't think so. Maybe 1/8 of can of tomato paste is what you meant to say! I haven't tried this recipe yet... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2004
Excellent tasting sauce. I sauteed the onion in olive oil first and then added 1/2 cup white wine. The sauce came out delicious. Don't forget a screen cover for the pot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2007
This is fantastic! We loved the rich taste and I loved that it was so easy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2005
Good but seemed like it was missing something. Read More
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