Veggie-Boosted Marinara Sauce

For a quick fix later on, keep single servings handy: freeze sauce in the sections of a muffin tin. Once frozen, pop them out and store in a plastic bag in the freezer.

Veggie-Boosted Marinara Sauce
Servings: 16 Prep 10 mins Total Time 40 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable puree (such as carrot and/or spinach)
  • 14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 large sprig fresh basil

Make It

1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute until translucent, about 10 minutes.

2. Add the tomatoes, vegetable puree(s), salt, pepper and basil, and simmer uncovered over low heat until the sauce thickens, 30 minutes.

3. Remove and discard the basil. Taste and season with more salt and pepper, if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 41, Fat, total (g): 2, carb. (g): 6, fiber (g): 1, sugar (g): 4, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 128, calcium (mg): 25, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.