Easy Low Sodium Marinara Sauce

Low Sodium Marinara Sauce
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There's nothing like a good, hot marinara sauce over pasta. It was a staple in my household growing up. Almost every Sunday night you could expect a dish of pasta with my moms homemade tomato sauce. She made the same sauce every weekend for years and years. After going to school for culinary arts and finding out that tomato sauce was considered a "mother sauce" in cooking, I fell even more in love with marinara sauce, and sauces in general. This low sodium marinara sauce recipe is easy to make, and tastes great. I normally double, or even triple the recipe and freeze the rest for a day I don't feel like cooking dinner. Simply pull the sauce out of the freezer in the morning, and heat it up in a sauce pot at night. I do like to add some salt to this recipe because it helps with the acidity of the tomatoes a bit, but you're more than welcome to make this a salt-free tomato sauce by removing the salt all together. Let me know it tastes in the comments below!

Sodium

105mg

Potassium

313mg

Phosphorus

Protein

1.41g

Calcium

Magnesium

There's nothing like a good, hot marinara sauce over pasta. It was a staple in my household growing up. Almost every Sunday night you could expect a dish of pasta with my moms homemade tomato sauce. She made the same sauce every weekend for years and years. After going to school for culinary arts and finding out that tomato sauce was considered a "mother sauce" in cooking, I fell even more in love with marinara sauce, and sauces in general. This low sodium marinara sauce recipe is easy to make, and tastes great. I normally double, or even triple the recipe and freeze the rest for a day I don't feel like cooking dinner. Simply pull the sauce out of the freezer in the morning, and heat it up in a sauce pot at night. I do like to add some salt to this recipe because it helps with the acidity of the tomatoes a bit, but you're more than welcome to make this a salt-free tomato sauce by removing the salt all together. Let me know it tastes in the comments below!

Recipe Information

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Method: Simmering

Servings: 6 people
Adjust Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 28 oz San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1/2 White Onion
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Basil Sprig
  • 1/4 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Red Pepper Flakes
Nutrition Facts
Easy Low Sodium Marinara Sauce
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 0.9g6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 6.6g2%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 3.75g4%
Protein 1.41g3%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Instructions

  • In a shallow saucepot over medium heat, heat the oil. When the oil becomes hot, add the onions and red pepper flakes. Cook onions 3-4 minutes (or until they begin to become translucent), occasionally stirring.

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  • Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes to the pot. Fill up the can with water and slosh it around to get the remaining tomato juices. Add water to pot.
  • Add oregano and salt. Simmer on medium-low for 30-45 minutes (or until desired thickness), occasionally stirring.
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  • Towards the end of the simmering process, add your fresh basil sprig. Submerge the sprig of basil so it's fully inside the sauce releasing its wonderful flavors. Let the basil hang out for about 10 minutes.

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  • Optional Step: I like to use an immersion blender to make my sauce a bit smoother at the end.

Full Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Low Sodium Marinara Sauce
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 0.9g6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 6.6g2%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 3.75g4%
Protein 1.41g3%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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