Sunday, October 10, 2010

Freshest Marinara Sauce!!


Pasta Marinara

This is the classic marinara sauce that I find myself using the most.  It is so simple to make a double batch and freeze individual servings.  This recipe makes about 2 quarts (8 cups), 1 quart will serve 4 over pasta as a first course.  I love it over classic spaghetti but you can use any shape you like.  Great way to get kids to eat their veggies!

Marinara Sauce by Giada

1/2 C extra-virgin olive oil
2 small onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
2 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
2 dried bay leaves

In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high flame.  Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.  Add the celery, carrots, and 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper.  Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.  Add the tomatoes and bay leaves, and simmer uncovered over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 hour.  Remove and discard the bay leaves.  Season the sauce with more salt and pepper to taste.  (The sauce can be made 1 day ahead.  Cool, then cover and refrigerate.  Rewarm over medium heat before using.)

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  1. A good marinara sauce recipe is the key to happiness, I'm convinced. This sounds so tasty!

  2. I love homemade marinara sauce - once I started making my own I was like "did I actually buy Hunts in a can??!!"

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  3. This is such a delicious sounding sauce plus it would make a great base to add to as well. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Mmm, a few of us were craving marinara this week! Delish!

  5. A classic for sure--you can never go wrong with a good marinara sauce.

  6. This is a great Marinara recipe...YUM!

  7. So glad to have you join us as we celebrate Giada! I was at a food show yesterday where Giada was the celebrity chef. There were so many people who all said that Giada's marninara sauce was one of their favorite recipes. This is definitely one recipe that I would love to make. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Marking this one as a "to try." It's hard to find a truly great marinara recipe. I'll give this one a shot. :)

  9. I just made this recipe as well and used it as the base for my Manicotti dish so I can vouch for the flavour. Very good!

  10. This is the marinara sauce recipe that I always use. I try to make big batches of it, and then freeze it. Have found that it freezes really well.


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