Recently, I discovered how crazy simple it is to make your own marinara sauce, and now I will never go back to the stuff in the bottle again. I was inspired by this easy recipe from Skinny Taste, my favorite go-to blog for Weight Watchers recipes.
You start with a can of crushed tomatoes, add garlic and seasoning and BAM- marinara sauce without all of the extra salt and weirdness in bottled sauce. You can customize it however you want; we made it into a version that worked for us- with dried spices and a sprinkle of splenda.
I've used this for dipping veggies and breadsticks or ladled over spaghetti squash and chicken parmesan. The best part is that it's only 1 Point +.
Adapted from: Skinny Taste
1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely diced or grated
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 small bay leaf
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp splenda
salt and pepper to taste
pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
- Saute garlic in olive oil for about a minute. Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20-30 minutes.
Weight Watchers Points: 1 Point +