Marinara Sauce

Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Serving Size
3/4 cup
1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
5 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
½ yellow onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 ounces fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes, no salt added


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and anchovies. Cook for a minute, stirring to break up the anchovies. Add onion and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add all the spices and mix until combined.
  3. Add the mushrooms and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, bring to a boil and then lower the heat, allowing the sauce to simmer for 15-20 minutes.


Recipe modified by CHOICES Nutrition Education Program

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