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Easy Low Sodium Marinara Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 112kcal
Author Cukebook


  • 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


  • 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.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1157IU | Vitamin B1: 1mg | Vitamin B2: 1mg | Vitamin B3: 1mg | Vitamin B5: 1mg | Vitamin B6: 1mg | Vitamin C: 20mg | Vitamin E: 2mg | Vitamin K: 21µg | Calcium: 25mg | Copper: 1mg | Folate: 22µg | Iron: 1mg | Manganese: 1mg | Magnesium: 17mg | Phosphorus: 39mg | Selenium: 1µg | Zinc: 1mg