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Paleo Marinara Sauce

Maybe you can’t dive headfirst into a giant ball pit of crusty Italian bread, but you can still have that crispy coating, that rich tomato sauce, and grain-free meatballs as good as a Brooklyn grandmother’s.

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Paleo Marinara Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Cups
Calories: 101kcal
Author: AndreAnna McLean


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups finely diced sweet white onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup dry red wine I use Cabernet
  • 2 28-ounce cans whole tomatoes
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  • In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, fresh herbs, and salt. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the wine, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and honey and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours if you can, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from heat and blend until smooth. Add additional salt or honey to taste.


Nutrition Facts
Paleo Marinara Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 198mg8%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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