Classic Marinara Sauce

Sometimes, there is just no keeping secrets with kids…especially if you want them to eat healthy.  If they are anything like mine, they study, smell, and probe at everything I set in front of them.  Luckily, these days I can hide things well, or they just have to plain out eat it, even if they don’t want to.  This recipes for classic marinara can be paired with just about anything…pastas, lasagna, veggie meatballs, mozzarella sticks, and the list goes on!

Classic Marinara Sauce
Serves 3
A great take on a classic marinara sauce with some nutritious carrots conspicuously added instead of sugar.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 15oz cans diced tomatoes
  2. 1 1/2 Cups canned tomato sauce
  3. 1 Carrot diced
  4. 1 Medium onion diced
  5. 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  6. 1 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  7. 2 Tbsp. Dried oregano
  8. 3 Garlic cloves minced
  9. Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat up large saucepan on low heat. Add onion, garlic, carrots, and oregano. Heat it slow, to let the flavors mesh together. ( about15 minutes until everything is soft )
  2. Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, and stir mixing everything together
  3. Simmer for about 25 minutes, stirring often
  4. Place in a secure container that will not splatter everywhere, and blend with your electric hand mixer until you have the desired consistency. A blender can work too.
  5. Use right away, or place in the freezer for another time.
  6. Enjoy!
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Add the carrots, garlic, oregano and onion, and saute for a log while on low heat. Make sure not to burn it, and the veggie mix and nice and translucent.
Add the tomatoes and simmer all of the ingredients together for a while, so all of the flavors fuse together. Don’t forget to add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a splatter safe zone ( not in the same pan, as I found out the hard way, when tomato sauce splattered all over my kitchen) Use your hand mixture, and blend to your desired consistency. If you don’t want the kiddos to see the carrots, bland for a while to make it a puree…Don’t worry…it will still be good!

 

 

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