Mmmarinara Sauce

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Megan Berg
from Rochester, MN

As always, this originated as one of my mother's recipes. Homemade marinara sauce is so much easier than most people think! This recipe is simple, and it's great to whip up fresh for other recipes, or simply on top of pasta! NOTE: This sauce can be refrigerated up to 3 days or frozen up to 2 months. It's a good sauce to keep on hand frozen if you make a bulk batch!

serves 4-6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min


  •   2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  •   1/4 medium
    onion, diced (about 3 tbsp)
  •   3 clove
    garlic, chopped or pressed
  •   3 1/2 c
    whole peeled canned tomatoes in puree (one 28oz can), roughly chopped
  •   1 sprig(s)
    fresh thyme (or 2 tsp dried)
  •   1 sprig(s)
    fresh basil (or 2 tsp dried)
  •   2 tsp
    kosher salt
  •   1 dash(es)
    black pepper (fresh ground preferred)

How To Make

  • 1
    Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • 2
    Sauté the onion and garlic, stirring, until lightly browned. About 3 minutes.
  • 3
    Add the tomatoes (and puree) and the herb sprigs and bring to a boil.
  • 4
    Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove and discard the herb sprigs, unless dried seasoning was used. Stir in the salt and season with pepper to taste.

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