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Favorite Recipes: Seattle Marinara (Tomato Sauce)

Recipe Author

Name: Brian B. (nonfriction)
Total Recipes: 13



Seattle Marinara (Tomato Sauce)

Dish: Sauces & Dressings
Dish Type: Other
Cooking Method: Stove Top
Difficulty: 3 / 10
Servings: about 10 cups
Prep Time: 1/2 hour
Cook Time: 1/2 hour


1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 small white onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 stalk of celery, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

2 28oz cans of crushed tomatoes

1 8oz can of tomato sauce

  • 6 to 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Dime size scoop of salt
  • Dime size scoop of ground black pepper
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • 2 pinches of sugar
  • Handfull of fresh Italian flatleaf parsley


In a large sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion then garlic and saute until soft and translucent (about 2 minutes).

Add celery and carrot and season with salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are tender (about 5 minutes). Add crushed tomatoes, basil, bay leaves, oregano, Italan parsley, 8oz tomato sauce, and sugar.

Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently. Remove bay leaves and taste to adjust seasoning. Pour into food processor and process until smooth. Serve immediately or pour into containers and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Reheat when ready to serve.


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