Quick "Homemade" Marinara Sauce

Quick Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe

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Rainn Thomas


Yep, there are times when even I, "Queen of No Boxes or Cans in my Recipes" succumb to time management and exhaustion issues (but no one but us has to know) lol

Here is my alternative to 8 hours of cooking down marinara sauce and no one is the wiser.

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20 Min
45 Min


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2 can(s)
hunts tomato sauce
1 can(s)
hunts crushed tomatoes
2 can(s)
hunts tomato paste (small cans)
4 caps
1/3 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
4 tsp
malt vinegar
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
vidalia onion, carmelized
2 can(s)
sliced mushrooms (small cans)
salt & pepper to taste


bay leaves
1 tsp
oregano, dried
1 tsp
basil, dried
1 tsp
roasted garlic, minced

How to Make Quick "Homemade" Marinara Sauce


  • 1Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet and then add garlic, basil, oregano and mushrooms. Cook until slightly brown.
  • 2Add paste and heat through.
  • 3Add tomatoes, sauce, sherry and sugar, heat through while stirring.
  • 4Stir in vinegar, onions, salt and pepper until well mixed.
  • 5Stir in seasonings, then simmer for 30 - 45 mins, covered and stirring every few minutes to keep from sticking.
  • 6Remove bay leaves and serve hot over your favourite pasta with cheese of your choice.

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About Quick "Homemade" Marinara Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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