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    Ok...I have no idea what it is all used for..could someone please tell me? I have never made it, but, would like to. I found this recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis on food network that got good reviews. Has anyone made it and if so...did you like it or do you have a different one that you prefer? Can you use it on spaghetti and lasagna or what exactly? Thx for all help..here is the recipe that looked to me.


    Marinara Sauce:

    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    1 celery stalk, finely chopped
    1 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
    1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
    1 dried bay leaves

    In a large pot, heat the oil over a medium-high flame. Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the celery, carrots, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and bay leaves, and simmer uncovered over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 hour. Remove and discard the bay leaves. Season the sauce with more salt and pepper, to taste.
    (The sauce can be made 1 day ahead. Cool, then cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium heat before using.)

  • #2
    Re: Question About Marinara Sauce

    Use over any pasta dish as simple as noodles, to ravoli, etc. This might not be enough to build a lasagne.

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    • #3
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      Either; it's essentially just a meatless pasta sauce.

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      • #4
        Re: Question About Marinara Sauce

        Exactly that's what it is, a meatless, red pasta sauce. Pour over any kind of pasta you like. I would not use it for lasagna, but that's just me. yes, I have made her marinara sauce , I like it. She also has sauces and recipes for lasagna, just google the food network , it's all there.

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        • #5
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          K thx..will look at lasagna recipes there..love pasta dishes big time

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          • #6
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            You can use this on pizza as well. It's just a plain tomato (aka: pasta) sauce. If you wantd to use THIS recipe for lasagna you would have to at least DOUBLE it (maybe even triple).

            I dont really have a "recipe" per say. I just fine dice a large onion and sautee in EVOO for a few minutes. Then I add 2-3 T minced garlic and 2 (15oz) cans peeled diced tomatos. Simmer a few, stirring, then add 2 (28ozs) cans tomatoe puree and 2-3 bay leaves along with 1T basil and 1/4c grated parmesean cheese. Simmer on LOW a few hours and serve overanything.

            If its a meatsauce I start with 1lb ground beef cooked in EVOO and add onion and follow above.

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            • #7
              Re: Question About Marinara Sauce

              I throw celery and a shredded carrot into mine. It seems to beef up the sauce a bit. I also throw in some red wine and add some mixed italian herbs in the last hour of simmering. Sometimes I will use 1 can of diced tomatoes and 1 can of tomato puree. If you really want to keep the fat content down, saute the veggies in some of the juice from the tomatoes.
              Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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              • #8
                Re: Question About Marinara Sauce

                Oh, yeah, Marinara is definitely a great pasta sauce.

                Roxy, have you ever ordered cheese sticks at a restaurant? Or the dipping sauce for the Olive Garden bread sticks? Or Toasted Ravioli? Calamari? All of those are generally served with Marinara.
                Lauren ~The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. ~
                Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                • #9
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                  i use all of those jarred sauces interchangeably, but i think my son prefers marinara, no chunks of veggie skin it.
                  I don't want buns of steel. I want buns of cinnamon !!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Question About Marinara Sauce

                    Thx everyone....and yes I have had breadsticks with that sauce..it is so yummo as Rachael Ray says

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