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Pasta with Homemade Marinara Sauce

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Pasta with Homemade Marinara Sauce

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pasta with Homemade Marinara Sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 295kcal


  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 6 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 28 ounce crushed tomatoes, canned
  • 1 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1 medium bay leaf
  • 8 ounce spaghetti pasta, whole-wheat, dry


  • 4 cup lettuce, romaine
  • 1 cup croutons, plain
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Serve With

  • 2 cup grapes


  • Finely chop onion, garlic, celery, and carrot, or just pulse in a food processor.
  • In a large pot, heat oil over med-high heat. Sauté onions and garlic about 10 minutes, then add celery, carrots, salt, and pepper.
  • Sauté another 10 minutes, or until vegetables are soft. Add tomatoes, basil, oregano, and bay leaf.
  • Simmer, uncovered, over low heat about 1 hour or until sauce thickens.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl; toss with your favorite dressing right before serving.
  • Remove and discard bay leaves from the sauce, and season with additional salt and pepper to taste if desired.
  • Spoon sauce over pasta, and serve with grapes and salad on the side.
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Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 351mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g

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