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This is best made in late summer when the tomatoes are in abundance in your garden or at the farmer’s market. Choose a whole-grain pasta to get the best nutritional benefit from this uncomplicated and classic marinara dish.


  • 4 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups chopped tomato
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 12 oz. linguine
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • ¾ tsp. salt


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and cook until tender (5-8 minutes). Add garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds).
  3. Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Mix well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until tomatoes are softened and liquid is partially reduced, stirring often (15-20 minutes).
  4. While tomatoes cook, cook linguine according to package directions.
  5. Remove sauce from heat. Stir in fresh basil and remaining oil. Serve sauce hot over linguine.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 425; Total Fat 6.5g (8% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 460mg (20% DV); Total Carbohydrate 79g (29% DV); Dietary Fiber 6.5g (25% DV); Total Sugars 11g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 14g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 20% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Selenium 100% DV; Folate 90% DV; Thiamin 80% DV.
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