Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Best Homemade Marinara Sauce

    Our family loves Italian food.  We make a lot of spaghetti and meatballs, bread sticks, and all other kinds of pasta dishes.  We use this marinara sauce recipe for all of them.  It is so versatile and delicious and makes the perfect dipping sauce.  It turns an ordinary dinner into something extraordinary. 


  • 29 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. minced onion
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. parsley
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Parmesan cheese, for garnish

In a sauce pot, add in the tomato products (do NOT drain the crushed tomatoes). Add in the herbs, onion and garlic.  Stir and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Reduce to low, put a lid on the pot and simmer the sauce for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

After it has simmered for 30 minutes, add in a bit of sugar at a time to balance the acidity of your marinara sauce.  When it is perfect, serve over pasta, a casserole or use it for a dipping sauce for breadsticks or garlic bread, etc.  You can add in some cooked ground hamburger and make it a meat sauce too.  Yum!  It also pairs well with our Easy Pizza Quesadillas.



Freezes well.

Makes 6 cups of sauce and serves 12.  


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