Marinara Sauce (Phase 1)

Posted On February 22, 2011

Marinara Sauce (P1)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Approximately 29 calories per serving.


  • 1 whole tomato
  • 3-4 tablespoons water
  • dash basil
  • dash parsley
  • dash onion powder
  • dash salt and pepper
  • minced garlic


  • Blanch tomato in a few cups of boiling water for 1-2 mins.
  • Immediately transfer tomato to ice water to cool and discard boiling water.
  • Remove skin of tomato and discard skin.
  • Preheat small non-stick saucepan over MED-HI heat.
  • For chunky sauce, crush tomato with hands in saucepan.
  • For smoother sauce, puree tomato in blender then add to pan.
  • Add garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper.
  • Bring to low boil, then immediately reduce heat to low, cover & simmer for 15 mins, stirring often to keep tomato from sticking.
  • Turn heat up to MED.
  • Add parsley, more garlic, and basil.
  • Cook 5-10 more minutes, stirring constantly.
  • While cooking, start adding water 1T at a time until it reaches desired consistency. NOTE: Add any spices that you prefer to this.
  • Season to taste.

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