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Mom's Marinara

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Keyword: sauce, vegan, whole food plant-based
Servings: 6



  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz can of whole tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut in half, only use if you want to add sweetness to the sauce, remove before serving.
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper


  • Add water, garlic, and onion. Saute in a pot over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to the pot. Stir and reduce to medium-low heat.
  • Simmer for 1-1/2 hours stirring occasionally. Remove Carrot.
  • If you like a smoother sauce, use an immersion blender to blend the sauce until smooth.