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Sausage and Basil Marinara Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes Recipe

Looking for an easy Sausage and Basil Marinara Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes recipe? Learn how to make Sausage and Basil Marinara Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ilffmonkey

Makes 10 servings



Recipe created by Kalyn of Kalyns' Kitchen (http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2006/08/sausage-and-basil-marinara-sauce.html) Makes about 10 cups of sauce. Recipe can obviously be decreased if desired, but sauce keeps well in the freezer for later use.

Recipe Ingredients for Sausage and Basil Marinara Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

20 very ripe tomatoes , peeled and diced in pieces 1/2 to 1 inch
16 oz (2 cans) tomato sauce
28 oz (2 cans) diced tomatoes
3 T dried basil
3 T dried oregano
2 T ground fennel seed
3 T minced garlic
5 dried bay leaves
5 links (1 package) turkey Italian Sausage (mild or hot, but I prefer hot)
1/4 cup olive oil (plus 1-2 T for browning sausage)
1/4 cup (or less) chopped fresh oregano
1/2 cup (or less) chopped fresh basil

Recipe Directions for Sausage and Basil Marinara Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

  1. To peel tomatoes: Bring a deep pot of water to a slight boil. Wash tomatoes, then cut a V into the top of each tomato, cutting away stem area. Put tomatoes with stem area removed into boiling water 1-2 minutes. Remove tomatoes to cutting board, and peel off skin, which should come off easily. If it doesn't slip right off, leave tomatoes in boiling water a tiny bit longer. I do 4-5 tomatoes at a time, and usually let them cool for a minute or two before peeling them.

  2. Chop tomatoes and put in large heavy pot. Add tomato sauce, canned diced tomatoes, dried basil, dried oregano, ground fennel, minced garlic, and bay leaves and let sauce simmer 1-2 hours.

  3. Heat 1-2 T olive oil in a large frying pan. Squeeze sausage out of casing and brown, breaking up with heavy turner or potato masher, until sausage is well browned. Add browned sausage to sauce mixture and simmer 2-3 hours more.

  4. Add olive oil, fresh oregano and fresh basil to sauce and simmer 10-15 minutes. Let sauce cool before refrigerating or freezing. This sauce will keep for close to a year in the freezer if it is stored in a plastic container with a tight fitting lid.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 438.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
245
Calories from Fat
103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.4g
18%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Sodium
611mg
25%
Potassium
842mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
24.7g
8%
Dietary Fiber
8.3g
33%
Sugars
14.8g
Protein
13.5g
Vitamin A 60% Vitamin C 88%
Calcium 13% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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