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Pasta with Diabetic Marinara Sauce

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

90 Calories per serving

Whole Wheat Pasta with Marinara Sauce for Diabetics

 2 tbsp Olive oil
 5 Garlic cloves, minced
 28 oz Canned whole tomatoes, drained and liquid reserved
 5 Fresh basil leaves with stems
 ¼ tsp Salt
 ¼ tsp Freshly ground black pepper
 ¼ tsp Ground red chili flakes (optional)

In a large skillet (do not use a deep pot; you want the liquids to quickly evaporate and the sauce to become thick), heat the olive oil and garlic over low heat. Cook the garlic for about 6 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Avoid browning the garlic.


Meanwhile, add the drained tomatoes to a large bowl. Crush the tomatoes with your hands until they're coarse. Add the tomatoes and basil to the skillet and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until thick. Add some reserved liquid if the sauce seems too thick. Season with the salt, black pepper, and, if desired, crushed red chili flakes. Serve with whole wheat pasta as shown. You can pack the cooled sauce in a quart container and freeze for 3 to 4 months.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ Cup

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 90
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 335mg14%
Potassium 290mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 7g3%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.