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Red Wine Marinara Sauce

Red Wine Marinara Sauce
Serves 4
A really simple homemade sauce that is so good. I like to serve it over a Rotini so that the sauce really sticks to the pasta. Leftover sauce is great for freezing and using on your favorite pizza dough. I also use my hand blender instead of putting the tomatoes in the food processor making for a quick weeknight meal.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 1- 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  2. 1- 6 ounce can tomato paste
  3. 1/3 cup red wine
  4. 1/2 cup water
  5. 1/4 cup onion, diced
  6. 1 to 2 garlic cloves, pressed (we love garlic so I usually use 2 cloves)
  7. 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  8. 1/2 teaspoon dried Basil
  9. 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  10. pinch of salt
  11. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium heat until bubbly.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and use hand blender to crush tomatoes down.
  5. Serve over your favorite pasta such as angel hair, spaghetti, rotoni, linguine and even on your favorite pizza dough.
  1. Ingredients can also be carefully added to a food processor or blender.
  2. Leftovers can be stored in a ziploc bag or container in the freezer.


This is a very inexpensive easy recipe to make. Double the recipe and freeze in 2 cup portions.

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Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family meal times back to the table and stay fit.

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