Marinara Sauce Recipe
This marinara sauce recipe gets done in under 20 minutes with canned tomatoes and a few pantry staples. I also show you my cool trick to getting a nice deep red color on homemade
Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
20 mins, marinara, Marinara sauce, Pasta sauce, Tomato sauce
Using a clean
, finely chop the onions, carrots, and garlic so they almost disappear in the sauce.
, add oil.
Saute the onions and carrots until the onions are translucent.
Then, add the garlic and sugar. Saute until the sugar is caramelized (this is what gives us a rich deep red color for our marinara sauce).
Next, add the crushed tomatoes - combine well.
Then, add the tomato paste and oregano.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add the water, parsley, and basil leaves.
Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Taste and adjust seasoning.
Serve with your favorite pasta, or use in your recipe as directed.
This recipe freezes well in these
silicone storage bags.
Tips for making this marinara sauce
Use a deep Dutch oven or heavy bottom saute pan to prevent sticking and splattering.
If you want a chunkier marinara sauce, use whole plum tomatoes and keep them chunky
If you don't want to use canned tomatoes use my recipe for a
marinara sauce with fresh tomatoes
If the tomato sauce is too thick - add a little water to bring it back to consistency.
What can you do with this marinara sauce recipe?
- Simmer 2 cups marina sauce, add 1/4 cup cream, 1/4 cup Parmesan sauce, and fresh basil - serve over boiled pasta.
Quick pizza sauce
- If you thicken the marinara sauce it works perfectly as a pizza sauce. Add some topping and some cheese before baking. See all my pizza recipes here.
- Saute 1 lb mushrooms, then add 2 cup marinara sauce, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and some fresh basil. Add 1 lb boiled pasta.
Quick spaghetti bolognese
- brown 1 lbs ground beef, add 2 cups marinara sauce, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup fresh cream, and fresh basil. Serve over boiled spaghetti pasta.
Recipe by Veena Azmanov