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Easy, Hearty Marinara Sauce

Easy, Hearty Marinara Sauce
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  • (1) 8 oz. Lightlife plain tempeh
  • 12 oz. water
  • 2 Tbsp. Bragg liquid aminos
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sage
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1-2 pinches chili flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. Heinen’s extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Jar Mia’s Kitchen or Rao’s marinara sauce, heated


  1. Crumble tempeh into a pan.
  2. Add water, aminos, Worcestershire, and spices.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Bring to a simmer on medium-low heat.
  5. Let simmer until the tempeh has absorbed all the water.
  6. Mix in oil and continue to cook on medium heat for another 5 minutes or so.
  7. Stir into heated sauce.
  8. Serve over Explore Cuisine Edamame and Mung Bean Fettucine or your favorite Banza pasta.
Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD
By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD
Heinen's Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD believes that the answer to a strong, healthy and vibrant body lies within. She graduated cum laude from the University of Akron, earning a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and has over 20 years of experience in wellness program development, health coaching and professional speaking. As a published author of three books and registered dietitian for Heinen’s, Melanie offers programs, services and tools to help Heinen’s customers take inspired action to build the healthy body they were meant to live in without giving up their favorite foods.

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