Amy's Marinara with Artichokes

Yield: 6 generous servings
Source: Amy's kitchen creation
Amy's Comments: Ok so I needed to be creative and clean out the pantry ... so I created a yummy new pasta sauce! I ran it through recipe builder and it came up as 2 points/serving for 6 servings (if you use PAM instead of EVOO it would only be 1/serving). I served over whole wheat rotini and I was STUFFED!!


2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 14.5oz cans diced tomatoes (I used 1 can with basil, garlic, oregano and 2 regular cans), undrained
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
2 14oz cans artichoke hearts (not in oil), drained
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in pan over medium high heat. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds (until soft). Add onions and saute for about 2 minute (also until soft but not brown).
  2. Reduce the heat to medium. Stir in canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, and basil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until sauce is thick and bubbly and your house smells yummy :)
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Quarter the artichoke hearts and add to sauce, stirring gently. Allow sauce to simmer for 10 more minutes until all of the flavors have had a chance to nicely develop. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve over pasta and top w/some more fresh basil and some parmesan cheese (but count points for both the pasta and cheese!!)


Healthy Units: 2 per serving

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