Easy Low Sodium Marinara Sauce
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 saucepot 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 altogether. Let me know it tastes in the comments below!
- In a shallow saucepot over medium heat, heat the oil. When the oil becomes hot, add the onions. Cook onions 3-4 minutes (or until they begin to become translucent), occasionally stirring. Click for a 3 Minute Timer
- Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute or until the garlic begins to slightly brown.
- 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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- When there are around 15 minutes left in 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 15 minutes. 15 Minute Timer