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Rating: 4.35 stars
83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5

This is a simple marinara sauce, good over any pasta or on lasagna.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute garlic until aromatic and tender. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato puree, oregano, parsley, Romano cheese, Parmesan cheese, bay leaves and onion powder. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 40 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

135 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 18g; fat 6g; cholesterol 6.8mg; sodium 618.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (62)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
Great Marinara! I didn't have any Romano Cheese on hand so instead just used more Parmesan. Great flavor and I like the chunky texture. I am sure I will use this one over and over! Thanks! Read More
(55)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2015
WARNING: YOU MUST BE AN OREGANO LOVER. I personally didnt care too much for it. This tasted like a bad jar sauce. My husband liked it - but thats not saying much. I think Im just not much of an oregano person. Since it had great reviews i assume I'm part of the few who don't like an over seasoned sauce. Read More
(21)
83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
Great Marinara! I didn't have any Romano Cheese on hand so instead just used more Parmesan. Great flavor and I like the chunky texture. I am sure I will use this one over and over! Thanks! Read More
(55)
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2006
This was an interesting recipe. I am not sure if the cheese really added that much though. I added a little sugar to cut the acid. I also used half a real onion rather than onion powder. I then cooked meatballs in the sauce and before serving threw in a little fresh basil and parsley. It was good and good reviews from the family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2006
This turned out really well. I used it as a sauce for eggplant parmesan and it was simple but tasty. I didn't add as much cheese and added about a tablespoon of sugar. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2015
WARNING: YOU MUST BE AN OREGANO LOVER. I personally didnt care too much for it. This tasted like a bad jar sauce. My husband liked it - but thats not saying much. I think Im just not much of an oregano person. Since it had great reviews i assume I'm part of the few who don't like an over seasoned sauce. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2007
Fantastic sauce! I added extra garlic and since I didn't have crushed tomatoes on hand I just used a can of diced tomatoes and mashed them a bit in the pot. I eyeballed the measurements and it turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2008
This came out great. I made this with a chicken cutlet recipe listed on this site. I had to be careful since my wife is Italian and I could not make a better sauce then she does. Only variation to the recipe was adding 2 1/2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning mix in place of the parsley and oregano and adding 1 tbs of sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2005
This was simple and good which was what I wanted. I did not have tomato puree and Romano so used tomato sauce and Parmesan. It's great when the recipes call for items in the pantry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2011
Followed it to nearly the letter. The thing with this type of sauce is the longer it simmers the better. I let mine simmer for 4ish hours and my dinner guests just drooled. This will be added to the list of sauces I'll use again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2008
This wasn't bad but didn't appeal to me any more than most sauces out of a jar. The parmesan left the sauce with a grainy texture. Adding sliced turkey sausage as an attempted improvement was a bad idea as the flavors did not blend well. Read More
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