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Sugar-free Marinara Sauce

Rather than use store-bought bottled marinara, this simple recipe provides delicious marinara sauce without sugar. It can be done with any type of tomato.

Serves: 4 pints
Prep Time: about 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour


  • ​4-5 pounds freshly picked tomatoes, any kind
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • fresh or dried oregano (3 TBS fresh or 1 TBS dried)
  • 3 TBS olive oil, grapeseed or canola oil


  1. Peel and de-seed tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch dice
  2. In heavy dutch oven or other heavy pot, heat oil.
  3. Add diced onion, cook over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, cook just until garlic is heated. Do not allow garlic to brown.
  5. Add tomatoes, cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 45 minutes.
  6. In batches, process the hot liquid on high in a blender. Do NOT overload the blender, as too much of a hot liquid in a blender can be dangerous.
  7. Prep canning jars and lid according to manufacturer instructions. 
  8. Fill canning jars to within 1/4 inch of the top of the rim.
  9. Add lids, Tighten to hand. Do not overtighten.
  10. Process jars for 20 minutes.


​I would recommend that you keep the jars only one year.....besides, you'll have a whole new batch of tomatoes by then!

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