|A super easy marinara sauce made using a little olive oil, tomato paste and good ole Rotel tomatoes is extremely versatile to use as a sauce, as a dipper and even as a sandwich spread.|
Marinara Dipping SauceThis marinara sauce recipe makes for a very quick and easy dipping sauce that is perfect for fried mozzarella cheese sticks, jalapeno poppers, pizza, fried pickles, onion rings, boiled shrimp, loaded potato skins, and any number of other quick finger foods.
To transform this into a pasta sauce, add a 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes, undrained, a couple of minced garlic cloves, a medium onion, chopped, Italian seasoning, a little red wine and some mushrooms. Saute vegetables in the oil before adding the tomato paste and proceed with the recipe as above.
Recipe: Easy Marinara Dipping Sauce©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep/Cook time: 20 min | Yield: About 4 servings
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
Heat the olive oil and add the tomato paste, cooking it for a few minutes. Stir in the Rotel tomatoes and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, add the sugar and simmer for 15 minutes, mashing the tomatoes and stirring occasionally. Let cool.
Cook's Note: I use mild Rotel and Hunts tomato sauce with basil, garlic and oregano.
Marinara Pasta Sauce: To transform this into a pasta sauce, add a 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes, undrained, a couple of minced garlic cloves, a medium onion, chopped, Italian seasoning, a little red wine and some mushrooms. Saute vegetables in the oil before adding the tomato paste and proceed with the recipe as above.
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