By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Use this homemade marinara for spaghetti, lasagna, pita pizza, chicken Parmesan and meatball subs. The red wine can be omitted, if desired.

Number of servings

Serves 10
  1. Low Fat
  2. Healthy carb

Ingredients

  1. 1 teaspoon olive oil
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 cup red wine
  5. 5 cups no-salt-added crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  6. 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  7. 1 tablespoon dry basil
  8. 2 teaspoons sugar
  9. 1 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon ground fennel
  11. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the olive oil. Once the pan becomes hot, add the onion. Stir continuously for about 2 minutes. Add garlic; stir for 1 minute. Add wine and let mixture reduce by half. Add remaining ingredients. Stir and let simmer on very low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1/2 cup

  • Calories 52
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 274 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Total sugars 7 g
  • Protein 2 g

Created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

April 23, 2016